simple kitchen table

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Project by Willy Cordero posted 07-27-2015 02:32 PM 1808 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a very simple kitchen top in which sanding is the key part and in which I just tried to make the best use of a beautiful wood.

The wood is Platysmiscium pinnatum commercially known as Granadillo, Cristobal, Coyote, Macawood, or Amazon Rosewood. This is a hard tropical wood, but is a pleasure to work with because of the finish you can get.

I have had this lumber for over 20 years so is really dry. I started sanding with grid 60 and ended using grid 340. I loved sanding so I really took my time.

Borders were rounded and I tried to follow as much as possible the natural shape. For finish I applied 4 coats of Tung oil.

If you want to know more about the wood, you may check this web page

-- Willy, Costa Rica/Brasil

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#1 posted 07-27-2015 03:54 PM

That last photo really shows how incredibly beautiful this piece is. Nice job!

-- Seeing is believing.

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Willy Cordero

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#2 posted 07-27-2015 04:17 PM

Thanks Observer100, you are 10000% right. It is very easy to do a nice job with this wood

-- Willy, Costa Rica/Brasil

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Scott Oldre

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#3 posted 07-27-2015 05:17 PM

Gorgeous wood, and sanding isn’t the worst thing in the world, love it too…most of the time.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#4 posted 07-27-2015 11:35 PM

That is a beautiful piece of wood! It really looks nice in your kitchen!

By the way, you’re the first person I’ve ever heard say he likes sanding….....!

(Scott above is the second.)

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#5 posted 07-28-2015 12:45 AM

“I loved sanding so I really took my time.”

That’s something I have never heard before. It does show, that top looks great!

-- Joining two of my passions, beer and woodworking,

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Willy Cordero

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#6 posted 07-28-2015 02:21 AM

I have really liked your comments specially the surprises on my sanding joy

-- Willy, Costa Rica/Brasil

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