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When I was a kid I was rummaging through the storage room looking for something and found a table top. It was in bad condition, the top was scarred and underneath it still had part of the old aprons attached. Knowing just enough about woodworking to get me into trouble, I took it upon myself to try and fix it. My dad saw my results, which were terrible as the table was very wooblely, and just about killed me. I didn't know it was his grandpa that made the table, and it was one of the only things my dad had of his. Well I didn't do anything to the top (Thankfully) I just added a base. Quicker than you can say trouble I took the base off and put the top back where I found it.

Well, this past year I saw the tabletop again, and ask my mom about it. She said that my dad was a little afraid to do anything to it. My skills have improved a little since my first attempt so I tried it again and this is the end result. I would have to say its leaps and bounds better than the first attept.

The top is Cedar that came from the family property, which we no longer have unfortunately, the aprons are pine and the legs douglas fir, which were the materials that were used on the table when it was first built

Sorry the pictures aren't that great

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When you look at the actual larger pic for this piece the top looks like dozens of small sailing signal flags which I think is so cool. I sail so it's probably just me. Anyway, great improvement on an already beautiful piece Dale!
 

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beautiful and a very special piece, now not only because of Gr-Grandfather but also because of your handiwork!
 

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Dale Great job. So what was it that you modified and what portion was the original.

That top is great.
 

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The pictures are just fine. Did you finish the cedar top or did you leave it natural to pick up the aroma?
 

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Thanks for your comments, I appreciate them, because I'm still trying to get the hang of everything

Karson,
The legs and aprons and banding are all new. I had to remove the last of the old aprons and the edge banding. I then stripped the finish and sanded the top just enough to smooth it out but I still left some of the old wear and tear.

Fred,
I covered it will boiled linseed oil, and let that cure for a week, before putting on 5 coats of wipe on poly.
 

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Great job Dale, I know your father is proud now.

Bill
 

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your great grandpa did a very good job! i like all the different colors of the cedar! very nice job on your part too!
 

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Good thing your Dad made you put it back, now it looks beautiful. Love the cedar top. jockmike
 

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I like this job on the top Dale. Lotta work but well worth the time spent.
 
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