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This is my first project. I went to a shaker class with my father. The class was taught by his woodworking club. When I got there they didn't have any wood for me to make the table, but one of the other students gave me his wood. So, I could make it and not just watch.

The table is made from white pine. I've not finished it yet. Still trying to figure it out - Stain or paint.

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Paint is just wrong. Tell your Dad to step away from the keyboard and give you a few pointers

For cryin' out loud, Karson, it's been 2 1/2 months and you haven't helped the kid yet?
 

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It sounds like the guys at your father's woodworking club are a swell bunch of guys, especially the one who gave up his wood so that you could build the table. I must agree with, Obi…stain it!
 

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The original post was here

By-the-way, nice job on your first project
 

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Obi: The table was in use as part of a changing table for all of the grandbabies, for Christmas and News Years. And, of course, his brother used a magic marker to put a border on some paper. He wasn't too careful with the marker so it ended up on the table top. A nice green stripe across the top. It's been sanded out and has a coat of sanding sealer on it now.
 

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Gotta love them magic markers. And i know it will stretch you to your limits when ANYONE magic markers your not yet finished wood. Nobody got hurt, I hope.
 

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No: It was not found for a couple of weeks, because it was covered up with a changing table pad.
 

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Now Karson, we've all seen and read about your incredible wood supply. And you let your son show up at the club with no wood? Well, perhaps there's a method here. Why use your wood when you can use someone else's?
 

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the table is beautiful. You must be very proud of the results of your work with the wood.

I think we can see the pride in your face, in both the pictures.. My guess is that this table will have a place of honour in your home (and for many generations!!)

Congrats on a beautiful piece of work. I can't wait to see what comes next.

(and re: the crayon? The table already has a history to it-a story to be told at every family get-together
 

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Great job for a young man to accomplish, you have two proud parents there. I'll bet your Dad will let you into his wood supply now. Stain it.
 

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Looks Great and by all means Stain Paint is for Walls.
 
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