Sofa Table

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Project by recycle1943 posted 09-14-2015 06:15 PM 1478 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few months ago I found some wood on CL and bought a few pieces. I was told that this prticular piece was curly maple – I honestly don’t have a clue whether he was truthful or not but frankly I don’t care. It had so much character I couldn’t resist.
The other good thing was that it was FLAT ! No twist, no center bow and it planed out beautiful.
I ended up with enough good wood for the top and the side and end skirts. The table is 5’ long, 10 1/2” wide and 36” tall.
Finished it with 6 coats high gloss water base polyeurathane with painted grey poplar legs with the polyeurathane over the paint.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#1 posted 09-14-2015 08:53 PM

Very nice, very nice indeed. Great figure, looks like maple to me, but regardless, beautiful wood, straight and flat, not much more you could ask for.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 09-15-2015 12:08 AM

You just don,t stop making these really nice tables. You won,t have this one very long. Pretty wood. Thanks.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#3 posted 09-15-2015 01:07 AM

That’s a nice piece. Gotta love CL.

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#4 posted 09-15-2015 10:55 PM

Nice work, Dick.

That looks like flame birch to me, as opposed to curly maple. Beautiful board regardless.

-- Jay Gargiulo, Naples, FL "Once you understand the way broadly, you can see it in all things."- Miyamoto Musashi

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#5 posted 09-20-2015 02:19 PM

That looks grrr8 Dick

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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