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Brown/Tiger Oak coffee table.


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 PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 12 4:07 am   
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Been a while since I've posted anything, mainly from doing home renovation.

I have had this board of oak for some time, always with a mind to making a coffee table when I moved into my house. Anyway heres a few wip pics.

Start with a rough board, and cut to length for the top, legs, and rails.

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I did toy with the idea of leaving the wane on but would be left with rough edges, so with my 2yr old running about (and another due in june) I thought not.

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This board still has plenty of character, with some large splits to deal with.

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Better start stiching...

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Now to stablise the splits using west's system epoxy resin.

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And pour..

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I need to stand over this and prick all the air bubbles coming up, and then re-pour the voids left behind.

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You have a window of about 20 mins so make sure you have enough to re-fill any voids.

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All done..

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Onto the base..

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Need to sand off all the excess resin now, so started with a 40g brilliant.

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Then worked up to 240g Granat.

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Then on to polishing, hard wax oil...of course.

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The resin looks a bit cloudy here, but is quite clear in the flesh.

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Close up of the hand-cut butterfly key.

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Side view.

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Finished.

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I think I will get some studio shots done at some point then get these pic's up on my website. Thanks for looking.

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 PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 12 7:43 am   
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Very nicely done. The dovetail keys look perfect.

That oak is amazing I wish we had that here in the US!

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 PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 12 9:28 pm   
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Outstanding. I like the leg design also, big, thick and strong looking just like the top.

Excellent butterfly work. Nice job. That is some beautiful wood.


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 PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 12 12:30 am   
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Look's nice. Another way to deal with the air bubble problem is to use a blow dryer on high heat but low output setting while you pour the epoxy .

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 PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 12 6:59 am   
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I love it. The grain it awsome in that oak and the butterflys and epoxy give it this zipper like look. You made the most out of that piece of wood if you ask me. Good job.

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 PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 12 7:03 am   
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Hi Mark.

With all those "dutchmen", you'd better come up with a name like "the Arnem table" for it. ;)

Nice looking piece. Good place for a cuppa char, eh whot?

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