Small Mesquite Table

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Project by gdaveg posted 03-15-2021 02:01 AM 617 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a table I finished early March of 2020 just prior to shutdown due to Covid. Two of my wife’s girl friends were on their way to Florida and stopped in Tucson for two nights. They were our last and only guests for 2020.

I had started a small table to go beside our bucket chair for a place to sit morning coffee cups or evening wine glasses. It sat around without finished legs for about 6 months.

With the girls coming I had to finish it fast. I had the oak for the legs and base and a piece of padauk for the top of the legs. A fellow shop member had a mesquite log that he gave me a disk off of. It was about three years dry.

It came out ok but the base “feels” too heavy to me but time was limited, and once it was done…. you know the drill.

The picture of the table upside down shows the padauk disk I turned and the tape numbering the holes for orientation. I had to laugh when I turned it over today to take the pics.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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#1 posted 03-15-2021 04:04 AM

That’s a nice looking table. Just right. Excellent….

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 03-15-2021 05:34 AM

Looks good, fellow Tucsonan. Feel free to hit me up for local sources for wood.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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