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Very First River Coffee table

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Project by BobWemm posted 01-16-2020 08:49 AM 543 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve had this small slab for years and have no idea what it is, except that it’s nice.
The frame underneath is Tasmanian Oak and the legs are (Figured) Tasmanian Myrtle. I used this to match the top as closely as possible.
The top is obviously Resin coated.
I did learn one very painful lesson though on this piece, DO NOT drill a screw hole into the resin, cos it shows from the top. BUGGER
Thanks for looking.
C & C welcome and I hope you like it.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.





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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 01-16-2020 12:03 PM

Wow Bob! Your table looks beautiful; what a stunning finish it’s like a sheet of glass! You’re amazing! I don’t know what kind of wood it is maybe someone will come up with the answer! Great work as usual!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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oldrivers

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#2 posted 01-16-2020 01:11 PM

Beautiful Resin, River Table, they seem to be becoming the rage of the age. Job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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BobWemm

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#3 posted 01-16-2020 01:50 PM

Thanks Guys.
Tony, the top sis some kind of Eucalyptus, but I do not know which one

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Fiver

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#4 posted 01-16-2020 02:41 PM

Wow, that is absolutely stunning. I really like the color you chose to mix into the epoxy as it compliments the wood exceptionally well.

If you don’t mind me asking, what brand of epoxy did you use for this?

After awhile, to me, a lot of river tables sort of start looking the same but this is a stand out…and if it were mine I’d be showing it to anyone and everyone like it were a picture of my kids. :)

-- Matt - Colorado

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 01-16-2020 03:14 PM

Excellent specimen of wood and resin combined. These tables are truly a prize when finished. Well done Bob.
I too did not think about the screws showing through when mounting. Luckily I was able to offset them in the darker resin so they were not visible. It would be interest to know the standard on a clear see thru table.

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

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recycle1943

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#6 posted 01-16-2020 03:31 PM

yes, absolutely stunning. The lumber is a great combo, looks like quarter sawn and the river with the dark “bank” is just perfect

-- 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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tyvekboy

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#7 posted 01-16-2020 05:45 PM

That really turned out nice. Beautiful.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#8 posted 01-16-2020 06:01 PM

Very nice work, hope you are not threaten by the fires,

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#9 posted 01-16-2020 08:02 PM

Excellent, Honorable Bob.

-- Mark

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#10 posted 01-16-2020 08:02 PM

Bob,

You did a great job with this project. Resin is crystal clear.

-- Petey

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 01-16-2020 11:33 PM

That is a sweet table, bob..You use have a pretty table there!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 01-17-2020 12:50 AM

Beautiful job on this river table. I love the figure in that wood and a great job finishing.

-- AJ

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#13 posted 01-17-2020 02:18 AM

Very nicely done, I am working on getting set up to do a River table. Yours looks smooth as glass. I can only hope mine will come out as well as yours, thanks for the inspiration.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#14 posted 01-17-2020 02:47 AM

Love the color and the wood(s). Was the “Bank” dark before you poured the epoxy or did it darken with the epoxy? Either way, it looks stunning. Thx

-- They call me Mr. Silly

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#15 posted 01-17-2020 04:56 AM

Beautiful table and the resin coated top really makes everything pop. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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