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Offline Birdhunter

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Table with Benches
« on: May 08, 2020, 01:59 AM »
I had an opportunity to help some young impecunious friends with building them a table with two benches. I was provided a photo of a table & benches she liked. I modified  the design to fit my abilities and launched the project with a delivery of beautiful Sapele boards ranging from 8 to 10 wide and all about 13’ long. All the boards were high quality with being straight and flat. They came from Carlson Fine Woods in Atlanta. Nice people.


I managed to cobble the boards together and the units were delivered Thursday. Our sweet young couple loved the pieces.

I’ll add photos in the morning.
« Last Edit: May 08, 2020, 02:03 AM by Birdhunter »
Birdhunter

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Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Table with Benches
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2020, 04:44 AM »
Here is a photo go the pieces in our young friends' home.

Birdhunter

Offline CeeJay

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Re: Table with Benches
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2020, 04:52 AM »
Very nice work!


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Offline Chris Cianci

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Re: Table with Benches
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2020, 05:43 AM »
Wow ! What a beautiful piece.......great wood choice it radiates warmth
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Offline Chris Cianci

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Re: Table with Benches
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2020, 05:45 AM »
Wow...what a beautiful piece.....great wood choice....it radiates warmth
Best

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Table with Benches
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2020, 06:58 AM »
Giving away my work gives me incredible pleasure. It doesn’t matter if it’s a little box or a big piece of furniture, it still is a pleasure.
Birdhunter

Offline mike_aa

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Re: Table with Benches
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2020, 09:47 AM »
@Birdhunter  Nicely done!  Your young friends are truly fortunate to know you.  Thanks for sharing.

Mike A.

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Table with Benches
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2020, 11:05 AM »
well done ,  beautiful.

 Im sure they will enjoy it for years to come

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Table with Benches
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2020, 05:40 AM »
The table top is being brought back to my shop.

After my young friends took the furniture home, I placed a glass full of ice and water on piece of scrap I had coated with the wipe-on poly I used on everything. Darn! It left white rings. I thought the wipe-on poly would have been impervious to water stains.

With the help of a kind FOG member, I selected a marine varnish he recommended. It passed the ice water glass test.

The table top will get a coat of the marine varnish today.

I should have done this test well before finishing the whole project with an inappropriate product.

Next time.......
Birdhunter