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First project
« on: July 27, 2012, 06:23:16 pm »
Brand new to woodworking here and I would like to share my first project.  It is a farmhouse style coffee table.

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Re: First project
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2012, 06:28:02 pm »
Hey Layne Very Nice!! Love the finish... What did you end up doing to finish it? Also I sent you an email on here, about a finishing wax. did you get it?
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Re: First project
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2012, 08:21:37 pm »
Laney,

I used the wipe on poly technique from the video you posted.  I have learned a lot in the past few weeks and, I am interested in improving my skills.  I think the table turned out better than I expected but I find a lot of faults in it too.  I guess there is something to learn from everything you do.

I think the e-mail went to a junk folder and I deleted it without looking.  If you send it again I promise I'll read it this time.
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Re: First project
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2012, 05:29:57 am »
great table. I like this puristic design and the color.
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Re: First project
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2012, 07:37:00 am »
Dirk,
I got the idea from looking at anawhite.com  , she has a lot of simple designs.  I used construction grade pine, a circular saw and, a mouse type sander on this table.  I wanted to see some imperfections in the wood and fit of the construction.

Oh, and welcome to the forum.
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Re: First project
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2012, 12:51:03 pm »
inperfection can add some charme to the objects. Today I've seen a table made of recycled teak. The top of the table felt very rough, but it also felt smouth. Sounds weird, I know. With this deep structur, it looked like an 100 year old table.
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Re: First project
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2012, 08:12:41 pm »
Started the finishing on the matching end tables today.  It seemed a lot harder to work with the smaller tables.  I will post pics when finished if anyone is interested.
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Re: First project
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2012, 11:26:24 am »
What about your end tables? any pictures?
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Re: First project
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2012, 06:49:21 pm »
Dirk,

The end tables turned out to be harder to build than the coffee table itself.  Had a hard time getting the tops leveled and the tables from wobbling.  I was about ready to put a book of matches under one of the legs....but I got it all worked out.  They are finished and was planning on putting them in the house this weekend.  I will take some pics tommorrow of the set in good light.  Overall it was a good project and im pleased with the outcome.  Thank you for your interest in my project.
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Re: First project
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2012, 01:47:53 am »
I know what you mean. That's the reason, why I used some ajustable legs for the little cabinet. Even if you get it straight on a flat surface, it could wobble in the tiled floor.
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Re: First project
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2012, 07:15:40 pm »
Dirk,

The weather didnt cooperate today, it rained almost all day here.  I will get pics posted as soon as I can.
Layne