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Set of tables I'm made for my oldest daughter Nichole and her twin daughters Brianna and Alyssa.

Wenge and Curly Yellowheart.

Sanded the the top to 320 and applied 3 coats General Finishes Armor Seal
Legs and sides sanded to 120 and 2 coats of Armor seal.

Table design based on splay-legged table in recent Finewoodworking Magazine except splay angle is 95 degrees and the three table heights are 17 for the coffee table and 21 and 24 for the 2 end tables.

Edges of 1.125 inch thick table top formed with table-saw-cove jig, scraped and sanded etc.

Tops made from a single curly yellowheart board, is 12 inches wide.

Coffee table is 36 inches long and the end tables are 18.

Mortice and tennon construction pegged with 1/8 brass rod

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Great looking tables Dan. They will be well appreciated.
 

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Thanks Karson, I'm hoping to take them to her early next month.
 

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The yellowheart edge at the bottoms of the aprons really do the trick of pulling the pieces together with the tops and the brass pegs are a neat touch. Is that solid wenge or veneered?
 

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Wenge is solid. Sides are about 1/2 thick and the legs are 1 5/8

This lumber was bought on eBay from the seller mentioned in this lumberjocks forum ... link ...
 

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Great stuff Dan. Since the Wenge is solid, what do those things weigh in at?
 

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Welll … me being an old guy and pushing 260, to me they are not real heavy. >grin< ...

The yellowheart is really dense, heavey and finely grained in this board.

Wenge is also very dense, but more coursely grained and a little heavier.

Both hardwoods feel much heavier & more dense then walnut, mahogany and oak.
 

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Beautiful Dan. I love the whole look…especially the splayed legs.
 

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Very stunning table the yellowheart is very cool looking next to the darker colored wood.
 

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Great job, Dan. The splayed legs are a challenge . I really like the contrast.
 

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Nice work Dan. They should treasure these tables for many years to come.
 

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Dan,

The tables look great. Clean and I really like the colors. I never thought I liked yellowheart but seeing it next to the darker wenge it really looks good.
 

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Hi Dan;

Great tables. The contrasting woods are very nice. Excellent workmanship.

Lee
 

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One of the best uses of yellowheart that I've ever seen. How was the wenge to work with?
 

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Thanks JP, Lee, Bill, Thos, Jeff, Bob and everyone else. It feels good to get this much positive feedback.

Wenge is fun to work with. Sawdust is real powdery off the table saw and really dark, making cool contrasting dark stripes in the clear bag in my dust collector.

Wenge splinters easily. I had to superglue a small spot on the top of one the table legs where a thin piece wanted to sliver off.

Wenge sands and finishes easily and because of the course grain it sucks up the oil urethane finish pretty good.
 

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well done!! The girls must love them.
 

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Those are very well presented. Striking. Well crafted.
Gary
 

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Not sure how I missed this first time around, really nice Dan. The Wenge and Yellowheart really set each other off perfectly.
 

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Wow! I missed them to. Just great stuff Dan!
 

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Wonderful tables, just an outstanding job done. Thanks for sharing.
 
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