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Project by WoodIfIcould posted 06-01-2019 02:30 AM 352 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished console table…live edge cottonwood top with sapelle base. All dowel joinery done with new Jessum dowel jig – which was great to use. Did use figure 8’s to attach top slab to base. Never worked with Cottonwood before…very light weight and prone to fuzz. Used sanding sealer and was able to get a perfect surface to finish. Top was finished with several coats of lacquer. Top had a few knots that also needed epoxy. Base finished with danish oil. Too bad it’s behind a couch as the sapelle grain really shines…pictures do not do it justice. Thanks for looking.

-- Tim, IL





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 06-01-2019 10:49 PM

beautiful – I recently got a dowelmax and am anxious to try it on tables

-- 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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WoodIfIcould

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#2 posted 06-01-2019 11:02 PM

Thanks! I hope the jig you have works well…line ups were spot on for me…made the whole process more enjoyable. Cheers.

-- Tim, IL

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woodchuckerNJ

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#3 posted 06-02-2019 02:55 PM

How’d you keep the table from bottoming out on the floor? Did you put leg buttons on? The wood is beautiful, I don’t think the leg design works for me. The rails should ,have been higher up, no floor is level, or stays level.

-- Jeff NJ

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WoodIfIcould

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#4 posted 06-03-2019 01:42 AM



How d you keep the table from bottoming out on the floor? Did you put leg buttons on? The wood is beautiful, I don t think the leg design works for me. The rails should ,have been higher up, no floor is level, or stays level.

- woodchuckerNJ

The rail stretching on bottom, from leg to leg, has a very slight curve on its bottom to prevent uneven floor from hitting any part of it. Yes, I have some small rubber feet/bumpers under bottom of the legs that raise it off floor about 1/16”.

-- Tim, IL

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MUST58GT

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#5 posted 06-03-2019 11:53 AM

Hmmm, maybe it should be IN FRONT of the couch so everyone else can see and appreciate it also. Nice job!

-- Richard, Austin TX - "Every repair job is really just an upgrade oppty in disguise!"

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