Brickyard Sutherland Table

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Project by CaptainAhab posted 08-03-2011 10:37 PM 1965 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Second version of my sutherland table design.
This one is intended to be reminiscent of the industrial revolution; girders and brick.

It’s in Paduak, Walnut and White Oak.

48” x 48” square @ 29” high. Closed dimensions are 9” x 59”.

The only way this is possible without it self destructing is thanks to epoxy! 100% covered two coats. 2 coats Polyurethane, then finished with satin lacquer.

-- Dave

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#1 posted 08-03-2011 10:52 PM

This is an exceptionally well done piece. It’s a design I have not seen before and the workmanship is superb.

I’ll be curious to see how well the Padauk holds its color. It tends to turn brown over time. However, with this piece I am not sure that will be a bad thing. I think it will still look great.

This has to be a very heavy table – but that, IMO, is a good thing.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#2 posted 08-03-2011 11:05 PM

Wow, this is an awesome design!!! I love that brick look!!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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#3 posted 08-03-2011 11:13 PM

Great table! What kind of epoxy did you use? A assume the epoxy will keep the top from self destructing because it blocks out all the moisture that would lead to wood movement. Is that correct? That was my reasoning for coating this bar: Have you seen this to be true over time?

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#4 posted 08-03-2011 11:15 PM

Very nice. I like the fact that you thought of a theme and came up with a design to suit.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#5 posted 08-03-2011 11:16 PM

Great looking table and outstanding craftsmanship!

-- Rick, Union,KY

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#6 posted 08-03-2011 11:48 PM

Great design and workmanship!

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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#7 posted 08-04-2011 01:36 AM

Thanks, all! Yes, the epoxy prevents all moisture movement and makes these opposing-grain glue-ups that I do possible.

Rich, it’s not as heavy as it looks. Top is down to 11/16.

-- Dave

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