Poplar kitchen table

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Project by Mark Edmondson posted 02-02-2010 03:20 AM 9324 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I had no intention of making a table when I made this table. I was wandering around at a hardware store and stopped for a second in the lumber section (where I always find myself). I saw the center board buried somewhere in the “rejects” pile and bought it and a couple of others. A few hours later… table!

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#1 posted 02-02-2010 03:23 AM

Hey Mark great looking table a keen eye for interesting looking wood.Super build.

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#2 posted 02-02-2010 03:28 AM

The center part is also poplar? Very interesting.

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#3 posted 02-02-2010 03:52 AM

wow..good job from scrap!


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#4 posted 02-02-2010 04:25 AM

Nice kitchen table!

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#5 posted 02-02-2010 04:43 AM

man, what a great piece of poplar, and kudos to you for spotting it and using it for a great looking table!


-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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#6 posted 02-02-2010 05:52 AM

Beautiful work. I love “rejects.”

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#7 posted 02-02-2010 07:00 AM

thats a lovely table and good eye for that center panel

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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#8 posted 02-02-2010 12:59 PM

As the years go by it will brown nicely….

Poplar….the much aligned and always painted wood, it is better natural.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#9 posted 02-02-2010 03:09 PM

Great piece of furniture! I love the contrasts in poplar, very pretty.

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#10 posted 02-02-2010 04:05 PM

Great choice of wood. I really like the colors found in poplar and think it is too often overlooked and relegated to a “secondary” wood. Great design and build.

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#11 posted 02-02-2010 04:09 PM

Nice, I like how you framed it, actually highlighting the center.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#12 posted 02-03-2010 11:38 PM

Very nice table and quite a striking centerboard.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 12-16-2013 01:09 PM

Very well done! I join the chorus in singing your accolades for this nice work. I, too, really like poplar and some of its many color variations. Great Job

-- Victor, from the Grand Mesa in Colorado

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