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Project by johnmcfarm posted 11-19-2019 04:47 PM 545 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this table for my son. The top is Cedar and the skirt and legs are Redwood.

-- Johnmcfarm





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 11-19-2019 09:06 PM

I like it BUT do find aromatic cedar difficult to finish ? How did you finish this one ?

-- 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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Rick Dennington

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#2 posted 11-20-2019 12:03 AM

Stellar job on building the table for your son…I know he’ll be proud to have it, cause Dad made it for him. It reminds me of a country-style table. Design is very nice and well thought out…..You did good….!!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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johnmcfarm

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#3 posted 11-20-2019 12:13 AM



I like it BUT do find aromatic cedar difficult to finish ? How did you finish this one ?

- recycle1943

I sanded very fine on the table top. I think it was 320 or 420 grit. Then I brushed on 11 coats of semi-gloss Polyurethane. Lightly sand in between coats with very fine sandpaper. Give it plenty of time to dry in between coats.

-- Johnmcfarm

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johnmcfarm

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#4 posted 11-20-2019 12:18 AM


Stellar job on building the table for your son…I know he ll be proud to have it, cause Dad made it for him. It reminds me of a country-style table. Design is very nice and well thought out…..You did good….!!

- Rick Dennington

Thank you for the compliments, was a fun project….I worked up my own drawings and just took each piece as it’s own project. Used chisels for mortise and Dozuki saw for cutting to fit table leg brace , and did final shaping by hand planing the table legs Heck of a lot of fun.

-- Johnmcfarm

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#5 posted 11-20-2019 11:05 AM

Nice table, good story. Your son should brag about you.

-- Petey

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swirt

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#6 posted 11-20-2019 02:24 PM

Nice work on a great looking table.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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anthm27

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#7 posted 11-21-2019 04:21 AM

Thats epic that table, superb.
I see you 10 posts in 10 years, brilliant.

Regards
Anthm (Hong Kong)

-- Hand Skills provide freedom.

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#8 posted 12-02-2019 05:18 PM

Beautiful table, very well done. I love the striations on the cedar top. Please forgive my ignorant novice question (I am still very much in the learning phase) but how did you compensate for wood expansion not causing problems with the picture framing around the top? I love the look but was wondering about how to handle the expansion issues?

-- DannyW

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johnmcfarm

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#9 posted 12-02-2019 07:11 PM



Beautiful table, very well done. I love the striations on the cedar top. Please forgive my ignorant novice question (I am still very much in the learning phase) but how did you compensate for wood expansion not causing problems with the picture framing around the top? I love the look but was wondering about how to handle the expansion issues?

- DannyW

Hi, I just used many biscuits and lots of coats of finish. There is little movement along the grain, it is the side to side where we do get some gaps, nothing much but we have had them.

-- Johnmcfarm

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