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Project by PPK posted 12-01-2019 01:49 AM 1466 views 9 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally finished the end table that I’ve been picking away at. It matches my other living room furniture. I tried a couple new things with it – 1) inlays, 2) Epoxy filling. Both worked out pretty well.

One lesson I learned is that if you use slow-setting epoxy and have something suspended in it, the stuff settles to the bottom before the epoxy sets up. I ended up chiseling out some of the epoxy and refilling it. Ya live and learn. I had better luck with doing the epoxy in two “lifts”. The color comes from some turquoise colored sand I got at a hobby shop.

All the joints are mortise and tenon. (Drawer has lap joints I guess)

Finish is Danish oil, followed by 3 to 4 coats of Arm R Seal poly.

It stands about 25” tall. Will reside by our couch.

I’m really liking the chunk of hickory that’s got all the mineral streaking in it. Can’t beat the contrasting colors of hickory.

Some additional build photos below:

Some Parts cut out.

One of the side gluing up.

Dry fitting some joints.

Lots of mortises cut out.

I tried out my new tenoning jig. It worked well, except that I had a triple chip grind blade, and it left a little funky cut on the shoulders. I’ve since procured a square tooth blade that will fix that problem.

Final fit up and gluing.

Using a jig to cut in the inlays.

-- Pete





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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 12-01-2019 02:33 AM

Very nice, Pete! And it looks like the boss approves, too!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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pottz

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#2 posted 12-01-2019 02:48 AM

man that came out sweet,new techniques and all worked quite well.that table is as beautiful as the young man smiling next too it.congrats.

-- 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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swirt

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#3 posted 12-01-2019 02:50 AM

Very attractive results. Well done.

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

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Jerry

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#4 posted 12-01-2019 03:12 AM

Oh My God!!!! This is breathtaking, stunning, mind boggling, gobsmacking! I think you have done an amazing job here Pete, absolutely brilliant.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#5 posted 12-01-2019 03:57 AM

Very nice workmanship, little too much going on for my taste? But then again I have been called simple more than a few times :)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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pottz

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#6 posted 12-01-2019 04:53 AM



Very nice workmanship, little too much going on for my taste? But then again I have been called simple more than a few times :)

- Andre

sometimes simple is best,dont count yourself short my friend!

-- 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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doubleDD

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#7 posted 12-01-2019 05:22 AM

This is a dynamite looking table. Well done. I too love that tenoning jig for those certain projects.

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

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PPK

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#8 posted 12-01-2019 06:10 AM

Thanks for the kind comments, all! My wife really likes it, and that’s what matters, right? :)

-- Pete

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pottz

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#9 posted 12-01-2019 06:48 AM



Thanks for the kind comments, all! My wife really likes it, and that s what matters, right? :)

- PPK


if yu like a nice holiday yeah-lol

-- 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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Ivan

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#10 posted 12-01-2019 09:32 AM

Outstanding! Classic design and piece of furniure, but you realy upgraded it to high class project.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 12-01-2019 12:06 PM

Great design and execution! This is a really nice table. Well done.

-- Petey

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#12 posted 12-01-2019 02:13 PM

Hickory and walnut make a nice contrast. The inlays add a nice flair to the top as well. Looks like you have a good helper as well. Nice work.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#13 posted 12-01-2019 02:38 PM

Beautiful table, and I love the hickory and walnut! Hickory is one of my favorite woods for the contrasts from one board to another. At my last house we installed hickory cabinets in the kitchen and it was very striking. And I think everybody loves walnut, I know I do (and it is such a pleasure to work with too).

-- DannyW

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#14 posted 12-01-2019 02:45 PM

Earl and Danny are spot on with the wood combo comments!
The contrast is very nice as well as your work on the top with the inlay. Great open design, ya done good!

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#15 posted 12-01-2019 05:51 PM

Beautiful table….I like everything about it….You did a stellar job on the build…..The hickory and walnut really compliments each other….Congrats on making the Top 3…...!! Well deserved…..!!

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

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