Mahogany Dining Table

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Project by Woodknack posted 11-22-2011 10:36 AM 2131 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Traditional Shaker style inspired by Frank Klausz’ dining table. Made from genuine mahogany. The legs were cut from 8/4 rough stock. The top was 4/4 rough stock, glued up and hand planed flat with a Stanley. This was my first big furniture project and first project on my tablesaw. Finished with wiping varnish which was a mistake as the finish was not durable enough and I now have some small dents and scratches.

-- Rick M,

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#1 posted 11-22-2011 11:50 AM

I love that mahogany don’t you? I struggle with what finish to put on things that will get wear and tear over the years too. Too much finish and the wood is deminished, too little and the wood gets damaged. What to do? What to do?

Good luck,

-- Jim

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#2 posted 11-22-2011 11:54 AM

Very clean, well done!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 11-22-2011 12:09 PM

Great 1st big project, excellent workmanship!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 11-22-2011 02:13 PM

Well done. I like it.

-- Life is good.

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#5 posted 01-26-2013 09:51 AM

Very nice job!

-- Gary - Carson City, NV - "Every man looks upon his wood pile with a sort of affection." — Henry David Thoreau

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