New to forum, 1st Covid-19 Project - pics updated 9-7-21

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Project by gdaveg posted 08-02-2020 02:40 PM 1033 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first Covid-19 project. #2 & #3 started.

Live edge maple coffee table. Got the wood from my MIL’s cousin who cut the slab with an Alaskan Mill maybe 10 to 12 years ago, he knew what he was doing and sealed the ends. He had a company sand with 80 grit but not surface planed soon after cutting into planks.

Dale (cousin) is getting on in years and decided to give to family members.

My access to real shop equipment was limited due to C-19. So sanded with random orbital sander, cut ends square with a worm drive skill saw and straight edge with a sharp blade.

Finish process was 2 coats of Zinser’s de-waxed shellac (should have been more), 4 or more coats of Minwax wipe on poly sanded between.


-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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#1 posted 08-02-2020 11:43 PM

Nice piece. Welcome aboard.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#2 posted 08-03-2020 01:13 AM

Chris L,

Thanks. It has been a lot of fun and learned some new things.

My other projects to keep me busy and not out in public are an end table and a couple of table lamps. Neither of them are done yet.

I will post pics of my progress on them soon.


-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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#3 posted 08-03-2020 01:15 AM

Very nice. That has a nice bit of burl on it too. Beautiful. Can’t make out what you did with the legs. They would be nice to see I bet.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 08-03-2020 01:35 AM

Here are some more pictures of the legs prior to lower shelf and with lower shelf.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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#5 posted 08-03-2020 03:59 AM

Very beautiful table and the burl parts definitely makes this a one of a kind. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#6 posted 08-03-2020 10:52 AM

You are off to a great start with your first project! Welcome to the party!!!


-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#7 posted 08-03-2020 10:52 AM

At first I did not know the scale and thought it was a cutting board. Nice coffee table, and welcome to Lumber Jocks.

-- Petey

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#8 posted 08-03-2020 02:20 PM

Thanks for welcoming to me to the group. I am happy I found this site.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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