Padauk Table Top Replacement

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Project by path914 posted 01-22-2014 01:56 AM 5075 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few years ago we were given an oak kitchen nook table and benches, however the original oak table top was fairly worn and I wanted to make something a bit more substantial and attractive. I was able to source a nice natural edged padauk slab from my favorite local wood company, which I sanded down and finished with a heavy coat of resin for a nice durable finish.

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#1 posted 01-22-2014 03:08 AM

Great looking peice, almost too nice to use.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#2 posted 01-22-2014 03:56 AM

Oh, our 18 month old gives it all he’s got. The great thing about the resin finish is it is somewhat self-healing. If it gets too beat up over the years, a new thin coat on top is all it takes to look new again.

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#3 posted 01-24-2014 01:29 PM

That’s a very nice table and finish! I’d like to know more about this resin… what’s the brand?

-- -- Measure twice, cut once; why, did the wood grow?

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#4 posted 01-24-2014 01:30 PM

The resin is simply tabletop resin finish from Home Depot. It took two packages to cover this 4’x3’ top.

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#5 posted 02-21-2014 04:53 PM

What is your favorite local wood company. It appears from this and your other projects that you have easy access to nice materials.

Great projects!

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#6 posted 02-22-2014 01:03 AM

HoneyDew – Tropical Exotic Hardwoods in Carlsbad, CA. They are amazing in their inventory, selection, price and customer service… I buy all my wood from them.

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