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adventures in woodworking and home maintenance, from my shop in an oversized backyard shed

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Custom original table

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Custom original tableHaven't posted anything in a few years, figured I'd see what was going on and post a few interesting projects.This table is made from reclaimed oak flooring. I ripped each piece into 3 strip and turned those pieces on edge. Then top coated with bar top epoxy. Client didn't want it high gloss so I sanded it down and brought the sheen back up to about 40.Custom steel base and edging to finish it off.



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Figured Red Oak and African Mahogany End Table

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Figured Red Oak and African Mahogany End TableSlowly adding some of the projects I've done over the years. In making this I wanted to experiment with a different way to make an apron. I fell in love with the designs at Mokuzai Furniture and wanted to try my hand at one of his apron designs, but then decided to add a tusked tenon. I cut the joinery all by hand. The legs are African Mahogany. Tapered on the inside edges on the bottom, and tapered on the outside edges at the apron. That made the walnut keys a trapezoidal shape cross-sectionally. The keys can be removed, and the sides disassembled.
The top is a piece of figured red oak I fished out of a few thousand board feet of red oak that eventually became the trim in my dad's house. It's attached with a peg through a cleat at the midline on both sides, and can be removed. Finished with polymerized tung oil from Sutherland Welles. Thanks for looking!



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A treasure chest

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A treasure chestThe box itself is made out of American cherry. The lid is African mahogany, hard maple, and a smidge more American Cherry.I finished the box with 2 coats of satin Osmo Polyx, which is most definitely my favorite finish. It gives a really smooth, well made feel to everything but it still feels like wood. Some finishes just feel like plastic.I always try to put my brand on everything I make. My wife is not going to be happy when we have kids. She'll get over it, though, when she realizes it'll make it easier for our kids to be identified if they're kidnapped.I need to replace these screws with forged nails or something…at the very least I need to give these ones a coat of black paint so they don't stand out.A very important rule for life: don't call something a treasure chest if it doesn't appear to be filled with money or other valuables in at least one photograph.The additional brand inside the lid was done out of disappointment. I had wanted to make a hidden compartment in the lid, but it ultimately proved to be too complex for my skills and to hide where my attempts had made the inside lid ugly I covered it with some strips of scrap wood I had lying around. For some reason it felt like branding that too would make it look better. It didn't help, imho



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