Console Table

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Project by Eli Akin posted 03-13-2013 07:14 PM 2032 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Console Table that I built for my wife. She bought the baskets and wanted something to put them in and this is what I came up with. The top is Maple and the frame is poplar. I used minwax red mahogany on the maple top and ebony on the poplar. 3 coats of satin poly, sanded back one coat, then put a final coat on with a lamb skin applicator. It worked great. This project was a blast and was my first attempt at a furniture piece. Here are a few photos of the building process:

-- Eli Akin,

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#1 posted 03-13-2013 08:03 PM

Great looking table. What did you use for a pattern to make the angles on the bottom front edge?

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Eli Akin

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#2 posted 03-13-2013 08:29 PM

Thanks so much! I just used a round can, a center ruler, and a square. Nothing advanced.

-- Eli Akin,

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#3 posted 03-13-2013 08:30 PM

Gracefully done! I like the details of this project! Looks elegant and the design is very classic!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#4 posted 03-14-2013 08:17 PM

I really like this – the richness of the red mahogany colored top really catches your eye. Great attention to detail!

-- - The day I stop learning is the day I stop living.

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