River Coffee Table

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Project by blmac4 posted 08-15-2019 08:00 PM 1442 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Granddaughter got married on the 3rd and she told me several months ago that the only thing she wanted
was a river coffee table. Well, not my normal type of woodworking, but that’s what PawPaw’s do. My cousin just
so happen brought me a piece of Spalted Hackberry that was perfect for the table, so the attempt was on. Prepped
the wood, epoxied some 1×1 square tubing into the wood to stabilize and strengthen the pieces, leveled the surface
with a router. Made a frame to put the pieces in, taped off around where the epoxy would go and made three pours.
the first two, I used casting resin from Stonecoat Countertop and the last pour was their countertop resin which is harder and more scratch resistant. I used Rubio Monocoat as the finish on the wood. For first attempt, came out pretty good and GD was very pleased with the results.


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#1 posted 08-15-2019 08:45 PM

Beautiful!She will be proud of her Papaw, way to go!!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#2 posted 08-15-2019 09:20 PM

You did well on this table. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 08-15-2019 10:46 PM

wow that came out simply gorgeous.beautiful job.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 08-16-2019 01:50 AM

That looks great blmac4. That hackenberry is very pretty. I like what you did with the bellbottom legs. That’s a nice touch. How are the legs joined to the top?

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 08-16-2019 11:12 AM

Nice table! I also like the legs. Great gift.

-- Petey

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#6 posted 08-16-2019 11:20 AM

great job, beautiful table and absolutely top notch legs

-- 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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#7 posted 08-16-2019 03:17 PM

Thanks for the comments, they are appreciated. On the underside of the table I have a 1×2 skirt and the legs are attached in the corners of the skirt with screws on two sides.


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#8 posted 08-16-2019 03:36 PM

Nice job! Looks like you did your research on the correct products and processes to use on your first try. I’ll be doing some end tables with Walnut and grey/smoke resin color soon.

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