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    Earlier this year our son bought his first house, and is slowly furnishing it. He sent me a link to a small table he liked asking for my opinion. It was a very simple table made from spalted maple and the price tag was $1500! I told him I could make him one for $200 to $300 and probably nicer lookin'.

    Fast forward to last week and I shipped the table from VA to TX in two boxes. The top is Bocote, (from central America), and we decided on detachable hairpin legs to make shipping easier and cheaper. All in the cost was less than $300 including the shipping, and I paid the shipping. The colors are a bit off due to the artificial lighting.

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    Last edited by RonB; June 20, 2020, 01:40 PM.

    #2
    Very nice! I'm your long lost son and I too need a table....

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    • RonB
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      Workin' on it. Just hold yer breath...

    • 58limited
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      LOL. Fill the cracks in the wood of mine with turquoise. (Just kidding around.) I like wood working but don't have the time. I've seen some rustic western tables with turquoise dust rubbed in the cracks and it looks amazing. Hope to do that one day.

    #3
    Beautiful work.

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    • RonB
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      Thanx.

    • Jfrosty27
      Jfrosty27 commented
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      You’re welcome. I am a woodworker as well and can appreciate what you’ve done here. Just awesome.

    #4
    That's great work and an even greater gift. Wow.

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    • RonB
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      Thanx.

    #5
    Very nice. You have some skills. Me the only thing I can make is a huge mess.
    Well done you have a lucky son.

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    • RonB
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      Thanx.

    #6
    Nice! Looks great!!

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    • RonB
      RonB commented
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      Thanx.

    #7
    Nice!

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    • RonB
      RonB commented
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      Thanx.

    #8
    I just assumed the table would have a cooker or grill built in.


    Still very nice!

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    • RonB
      RonB commented
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      Thanx. I did buy him a 26" Kettle earlier, but no table...

    #9
    Beautiful! Upscale mid-century modern.

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    • RonB
      RonB commented
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      Thanx. And I thought it was a table.

    #10
    Very nice, excellent work!

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    • RonB
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      Thanx.

    #11
    Beautiful Job, from a woodworker and wood lover!
    That is one gorgeous slab o wood!

    What'd ya use fer a finish? Poly? Tru Oil? Spar Varnish?

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    • RonB
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      Mr. Bones - I'll try to remember to check the brand when I go to the shop tomorrow. And if ya like beautiful wood, check out the link below. They build stuff for wealthy people - the kind that don't ask the price...

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5A2bMdDlE8

    • smokin fool
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      I use a wood finish called Watco Danish Oil Finish with excellent results for woods like this.
      Apply the wood finish you prefer, the cherry wood finish is outstanding then apply Watco Danish Oil Finish Tint and buff to a shine.
      The Finish Tint can be re-applied and buffed when ever you like if things start to fade.
      Look this one up if your doing a lot of finished wood working.

    • RonB
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      smokin fool - I like Watco oils, but my son wants to put plants on this table, so I used a more water resistant finish on it.

    #12
    Nice indeed!

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    • RonB
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      Thanx.

    #13
    Beautiful table. I got lucky, we needed some tables for the porch of our vacation home, and my wife wasn't sure just what she wanted, but it wasn't anything we had already seen. I was in a furniture store wasting time until someone I was waiting to see was available, and saw a coffee table and end tables with a live edge, but with heavier steel legs than what you used. For closer to the price of what you made, per table, than what he was quoted. We tried to get another one, but the company was no longer making them, but at least we got the 3. I could never have made them, or what you did here.

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    • RonB
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      Thanx.

    #14
    A new family hierloom to be passed down through the generations.. sweet..

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    • RonB
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      Thanx. I hope it lasts.

    #15
    That's a beauty!

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    • RonB
      RonB commented
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      Thanx.

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