A table for the family.

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Project by KelleyCrafts posted 06-28-2017 12:01 AM 1865 views 6 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a table for the family. Made from Arizona woods I grabbed from AZWoody here on the forum. It’s blue gum eucalyptus and cottonwood. Top is attached with figure 8 fasteners, mortise and tenon everywhere else.

The finish is blo with arm-r-seal gloss. I’ve never done anything with a gloss so this was tougher for me. I don’t particularly like the glossy finishes but the wife wanted it and, well, I like my happy life and plan to keep it that way.

If you’ve ever worked with AZ woods you know there aren’t many pieces without cracks or crazy grain. I filled all cracks or knots with a bronze filler throughout the table top, legs, and benches. That’s probably the hardest/longest part of the project.

This will seat 6 very comfortably, 9 if you squeeze people in and put a chair on the end.

Thanks for looking.

-- Dave - - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#1 posted 06-28-2017 12:51 AM

Wow! Your hours of hard work paid in spades (whatever that means, but I think it’s a good thing). That turned out beautifully. That’d even make my cooking look good.

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#2 posted 06-28-2017 01:12 AM

That is an incredible table, well done. What wood is the top? I really like the bronze filler, did you make it yourself or buy it? That live-edge stretcher is neat.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#3 posted 06-28-2017 01:28 AM

Thanks gents. The top is the blue gum eucalyptus. The bronze filler was purchased. It was the first time using that product. It turned out decent.

-- Dave - - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#4 posted 06-28-2017 03:25 AM

That is a very gorgeous table, love the wood and love the gloss!
A really beautiful project.

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#5 posted 06-28-2017 05:23 AM


-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 06-28-2017 06:16 AM

Thanks for the comments guys. The wife loves it. That eucalyptus has a janka rating 50% higher than walnut so it’s a heavy beast for sure. Great figure though.

-- Dave - - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#7 posted 06-28-2017 08:36 AM

Great work, a real beauty.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 06-28-2017 11:20 AM

Beautiful stuff Dave. I love our domestics here but I’m still jealous of some of that desert stuff! I know this was a long build but I’d say it was well worth the effort!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#9 posted 06-28-2017 11:55 AM

Beautiful table and a beautiful finish.

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#10 posted 06-28-2017 01:10 PM

That really looks great. It’s good to see the local woods being showcased like that.
I’m sure you can finally breathe a bit easier around the shop :)

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#11 posted 06-28-2017 01:39 PM

Nice work Dave. I love the live edge stretcher and the finish came out great!

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#12 posted 06-28-2017 02:25 PM

Wow! This is a beautiful piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#13 posted 06-28-2017 03:59 PM

Thanks again everyone. Far too kind!

-- Dave - - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#14 posted 06-28-2017 04:53 PM

All said before me1 == 100% agreement!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#15 posted 06-28-2017 05:08 PM

Nice work! Added to favorites.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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