Rough wood table / finished

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  1. hdbeav

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    Pick a slab

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    Shave and shape........

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    Ready for my porch to set my coffee on while I surf bcusa

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    I like it. I'd love one in my shop!
     
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    That's why I visit this forum! I love seeing skills and projects like this.
     
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    Looks awesome nice job. Prov 27:17
     
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    That'll do young fellar. Nice job. joe
     
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    I like it!
     
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    Appreciate the kind words all! Was a lot of fun to put together. My sister wants one so I'll get on that. I may cross brace the legs just to do it, but its rock steady as it is.

    If anyone has done similar projects I'd really like to see pics for more ideas.
     
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    Good stuff!
     
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    I had made a similar one with a cherry slice of black cherry we had it for many years until it developed a crack then split right in half If I was to do it again I think I would glue a thin backing of some kind to the bottom or something else to reinforce.
     
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    I am in!!!!
    just kidding
    wonderful work!!!!!
     
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    That turned out very nice!
     
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    I like it! Are you going to treat the wood with something?
     
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    Very nice. If you haven’t already done so and the legs get loose on you, try a hidden wedge. Heard it called fox wedge or foxtail wedge too, not sure of correct term. Something like this:
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    Thank you sir! I'm open to suggestions on how to treat the wood, really out of my arena there.

    GKit that's awesome, thanks! I've considered it may loosen up due to humidity or lack of, that would be cool to do even if it stays tight. That's good knowledge to have! Again an old time fix that still has great value.
     
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    If you are not wanting a hard surface or glossy finish, I would recommend using some Thompsons water seal. It will seal the wood and prevent the absorption of water on the porch. Recoat about once a year to maintain.
     
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    Great suggestion below.

     
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    Very good, thank you both !
     
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    If you ever want a smooth surface check out some of the self leveling epoxy/bar top coatings. They typically add about 1/4" and keep the mugs/botles a little more level. Great work, I really love it!
     
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    I saw a guy that has a countertop like that. He said he sealed it with thinned-down epoxy.
     
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    Going to use water seal on this first one. Sister mentioned the thicker coating like you've described on hers, I'll look further into that, thanks much!
     
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    Cross braced the legs, looks a little more finished, sealed with some behr deck sealer I had left over.
    Maybe not IKEA quality (no I've never been there) but has a look I'm happy with.
    Thanks to all for the suggestions and comments! 20180712_155049.jpg 20180712_154934.jpg
     
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    Now, if you really want to ramp up production then you need a tenon cutter kit.
     
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    Finished out real nice.
     
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    Looks nice, good job.

    Don't be surprised when it develops a crack from the edge to the center. Pretty typical for that type of cut.
     
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    Very nicely done brother!
     
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    I would like to try that! For all the more I'm gonna do I'm probably stuck with what I have. One more this size and I'd like to try a smaller one for camp.
    Yes, I anticipate that. Will try to stabilize it if possible, and likely the bark will come off too. Can always make another, I have less than 20 bucks in the legs and bracing.

    Thank you sir!
     
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    @hdbeav You got me thinking. Mom has a neighbor who just lost an acacia tree during a wind storm. I've taken a bunch of the wood that include logs and a couple small rounds that should be perfect for small tables or stools.

    Thanks, dave

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    @dads2vette , very cool! Would love to see pics of the progression. Might change my method. Keep us posted on how it goes!
     
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