Trestle table in maple & bloodwood

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rob.nester

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Rob
Finally getting around to posting this. Any feedback / comments are welcome!

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see more here:
http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?cat=2966
 

llucas

luke
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Rob, VERY nice....I love the striking contrast in colors and the simple/elegant pattern. The finish looks amazing as well...what finish technique did you use?
 

drw

Donn
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Rob, the table is very, very beautiful, and the finish is fantastic. I have never used that particular finish schedule, but I may have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.
 

TracyP

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Tracy
WOW what a beautiful piece of work. I am humbled as I look at it. Very nice.
 

Jeff

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Jeff
Nicely done and finished, Rob.

That GF product is a water-borne varnish for exterior use. Why did you choose it over hundreds of other finishes? Just curious.
 

JohnnyR

John
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Beautiful table Rob. Great design facilitated by the comments made on this Board. Another reason for everyone to step up to support it.
 

rob.nester

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Rob
Nicely done and finished, Rob.

That GF product is a water-borne varnish for exterior use. Why did you choose it over hundreds of other finishes? Just curious.

Some of the reasons I chose that finish:
I wanted a finish that imparted very little color on its own (meaning it didn't 'amber', etc)
Could be applied with a brush (I currently don't have a spray setup)
Could build a relatively (and I mean relatively) hard finish (I have a 3yr old and a newborn, so this table will likely take a beating over its lifetime)
Something that could be repaired later (meaning additional coats could be applied over if needed to create a single thick coat)
And finally, the table sits right in front a window which receives a lot of sunlight during the day and the exterior aspect of that finish provides _some_ UV blocking.

I'm willing to bet that there are other finishes that would have checked those boxes, and I'll gladly take input on any suggestions for next time!
 

Raymond

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Rob, you are off to a great start building your furniture. The piece in the center - is that a lazy susan?
 

rob.nester

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Rob
Rob, you are off to a great start building your furniture. The piece in the center - is that a lazy susan?

Thank you Raymond!

The piece in the center was a sample panel made to determine if my "design approval department", aka the wife, preferred bloodwood with hard maple, padouk with hard maple, padouk with soft maple, or bloodwood with soft maple... I think it'll become a trivette or something once I get some of those little rubber feet for it...
 

CDPeters

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Chris
Stunning work Rob! Where did you get the happy anniversary coin that is let into (I assume) the lower stretcher? Edit: Well, on closer inspection, it looks like maybe laser-engraved maple?
 
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