my new living room furniture

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Project by handyman64 posted 01-17-2014 06:49 PM 2054 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

made everybody else end tables ,had to have some for i made a coffee table ,two end tables, and a narrow one to go between our chairs,which has a slide out secret draw for the remote control’s. my wife loves them .she’s just waiting for the final coat of polly to dry lol

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#1 posted 01-17-2014 07:36 PM

Very well done, love the contrast.

-- Tim

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#2 posted 01-17-2014 08:01 PM

Sweet grain pattern

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#3 posted 01-17-2014 08:09 PM

Fantastic looking wood, and a really nice design as well.

I just love the contrast in cedar

Congrats on some great tables!


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#4 posted 01-17-2014 09:34 PM

OH wow. Those turned out really nice.

-- - chevybowtieguy

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#5 posted 01-17-2014 10:21 PM


Is that really Cedar? All the Cedar round these parts is just one color, nothing like the fantastic patterns on yours.

Never thought Cedar could be hiding patterns like that, did you get it special or was it just a happy accident?


-- I am an insomniac, but I don't lose sleep over it!

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#6 posted 01-18-2014 04:27 AM

my first question was also what kind of wood is that

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#7 posted 01-18-2014 11:01 AM

That is cedar! And I currently have gobs of it sitting in my backyard that I picked up at a local sawyers place. I have no idea what I’m going to do with it, mostly because I’m just not a fan of the cedar look (I bought a lot of wood sight unseen that he had in the field it was mixed with pecan, oak, and a few other things, but a majority of it turned out to be cedar).

There are several colors for cedar, the multi color cedar shown here tends to have a nice pleasing smell when you work with it. In fact many people use this unsealed for dresser draws and clothing projects.

All that said, this project turned out quite nice.

Instead of using cedar for my coffee table though, I’m holding out for the time to work the cherry slabs I picked up two years ago… just have to find the time to work them.

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#8 posted 01-18-2014 03:09 PM

wbrisett i love cherry wood myself ,look at my sofa table , BUT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT SOME VERY HARD WOOD IT ABOUT BURNED UP ALL OF MY hAPPY HOME OWNER TOOLS LOL IF YOUR CLOSE TO lA . AND JUST DON’T WANT THE CEDER I MIGHT BE INTERESTED lol.and thanks everybody for the comments,and yes that is red ceder .it was alotl redder the first day i built it , but it took me two days to come up with the money for the polly {hells -man } so it darkend up a little bit,which i thnk turned out to be a good thing ,cause my wife loves it lol. bigowlscoprio found the tree and had it cut up ,along with about three others ,and was going through it and came across the matching slabs and said this is it ,which started the whole thing lol.

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#9 posted 01-18-2014 07:51 PM

...just finished looking at your pictures, beautiful work.
I’m sorry ‘bout your luck, having an abundance of Red Cedar. Looks like you got a handle on that. it just me or is there something looking back at you in picture #5? ;-)

Very nice Fit and Finish.

Best Regards. – Grandpa Len
Work Safely and have Fun.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#10 posted 01-18-2014 10:07 PM

Beautiful work! I love the red cedar!

-- I make sawdust. I think thats a fair assessment of my finished products!

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#11 posted 01-22-2014 03:14 PM

Wonderful and and well crafted tables! Your cedar looks stunning with those colors and grains. Great job!

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#12 posted 01-22-2014 04:19 PM

This furniture is spectacular. The wood is beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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