Coffee table from second use/salvaged mahogany

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Project by Straight8Woodworks posted 06-19-2016 02:29 AM 1323 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This coffee table is made from spalted and C and D grade mahogany. I acquired it from a architectural salvage yard here in Seattle called second use. The wood was originally used to ship products from England. All joinery was cut using traditional 18th and 19th century construction methods and tools. The stretchers are through tenoned with two wedges to lock them in. I used a dark walnut stain with a polyurethane finish. Then I rubbed a homemade bees wax paste to get a nice shine and feel on it

-- “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin

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#1 posted 06-19-2016 03:25 AM

Beautiful ’’doves’’ on the edges. This mahogany looks all but used. You are lucky to have access to such nice wood. Finish looks quite nice too.

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#2 posted 08-22-2016 10:32 PM

nice work, love the dovetails…

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