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Project by Woodfix posted 01-04-2021 02:17 PM 603 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not sure if everyone has this problem but I am my own worst critic. By that I mean I love everything I make for the most part. Either I make great things all the time or I am biased.
Made this small coffee table for my sister to go in her office.
As with most of my work the timber was reclaimed. The top is Australian hard wood floor boards and the base and banding is Beech salvaged from the deck of a boat that was getting replaced.
Given the state of the timber at the start the outcome is pretty good.
The knot holes in the floor boards were filled with tinted resin. A bit darker than I planned but came up great for a first effort with resin.
Design is basic but I like it.
Original thought was to have a glass shelf but I don’t think it needs it.
Most expensive thing was the finish.

-- I would rather have the most memories, than the most money.

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#1 posted 01-04-2021 04:16 PM

Nice table…I like it too!!


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

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#2 posted 01-04-2021 07:08 PM

what’s NOT to like about this project!
great job…

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#3 posted 01-04-2021 09:36 PM

Excellent choice for 3 versus 4 legs, self leveling (cool joinery below as well)!

The wood for the top looks very nice, plenty of interest.

Must feel satisfying getting so much from “nothing” 8^)

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#4 posted 01-04-2021 09:43 PM

I like it too.

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#5 posted 01-05-2021 12:39 AM

Very pretty. Great reclaimed wood and nice design.

-- Pax - Maryland

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#6 posted 01-05-2021 01:25 AM

I like what you did with the double set of stretchers. It is a cool look.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#7 posted 01-05-2021 01:54 AM

Looks good from here. Nice work.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 01-05-2021 02:01 AM

Nice craftsmanship and pretty design. Good green use of reclaimed lumber. You can honestly say that “no trees were harmed” in the making of that table.

Very good.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#9 posted 01-29-2021 05:49 PM

Really nice work, your sister must be happy.
I am my own worst critic, I never like what I make, until some time after, once it is done I just see the faults, thn after a while I look at it and sometimes even feel proud, thinking ‘can my hands do that’.
You have every reason to be proud.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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