Entrance Table

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Project by lilmidgey posted 06-20-2013 12:45 AM 1045 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first genuine piece of functional furniture for the house after concentrating on getting the workshop up to standard has finally been finished! Very rewarding to get it completely finished and in place in the entrance to the house. It’s made out of a couple of 40mm thick Kauri slabs and the top is one full piece with the natural edge.

This was my first time doing mortise and tenons and it generally went well. I decided to round over the tenons instead of squaring the mortises. I think in hindsight I will do it the other way for my next try. I definitely didn’t enjoy the finishing process as it’s long and tedious (I’m sure I’m not alone there). I much prefer the quick fast pace of making shop projects that are super functional and require no finish!

That being said the grey stain and clear varnish on this piece really makes it look great and the misses is very happy.

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#1 posted 06-20-2013 01:49 AM

Nice table and useful too. I love it when you have a purpose for you project!!

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

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#2 posted 06-20-2013 08:11 AM

Wow I love that slab :D Great job and thanks for posting.

-- No tree was harmed in the making of this project...... wait a minute, yes there was, uh oh

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#3 posted 07-17-2013 10:47 PM

Nice work, minutes spent in finishing are all worth it!

-- Regards Rob

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