New curly maple and walnut table
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For years I wanted to replace a crappy table that sits next to the door that leads to our garage.  It's a convenient place to drop off keys,  cell phones, letters to be mailed, etc.  After over a year, my supply of 8 quarter walnut was finally dry enough to use.  Over the course of several weeks I make a few sketches and finally decided on a plan. Due to the space it was going to occupy, I first made a prototype from scraps laying around, just to see if it would work OK in the spot. The 2nd pic shows the prototype and the final table side by side. The prototype was held together with brad nails and pocket holes. It went together in about 2 hours. The final table is all mortise & tenon with the top being shop-sawn book matched curly maple. The legs were rough cut on the table saw and hand planed to the final size. The curly maple had too much grain to send though the planer so it was leveled with my trusty old Stanley #4 and a card scraper. All in all, it took about two weeks.


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  Re: New curly maple and walnut table by Terry W (For years I wanted t...)
I love maple and walnut together....very well done!
I started with absolutely nothing. Now, thanks to years of hard work, careful planning, and perseverance, I find I still have most of it left.
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  Re: New curly maple and walnut table by Terry W (For years I wanted t...)
That looks great!!  Well done!

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Very nice, indeed.  A brass drawer pull would be more attractive, however, IMO.  

John
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Beautiful.....Well Done!!!
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(09-03-2019, 12:07 PM)Terry W Wrote: For years I wanted to replace a crappy table that sits next to the door that leads to our garage.  It's a convenient place to drop off keys,  cell phones, letters to be mailed, etc.  After over a year, my supply of 8 quarter walnut was finally dry enough to use.  Over the course of several weeks I make a few sketches and finally decided on a plan. Due to the space it was going to occupy, I first made a prototype from scraps laying around, just to see if it would work OK in the spot. The 2nd pic shows the prototype and the final table side by side. The prototype was held together with brad nails and pocket holes. It went together in about 2 hours. The final table is all mortise & tenon with the top being shop-sawn book matched curly maple. The legs were rough cut on the table saw and hand planed to the final size. The curly maple had too much grain to send though the planer so it was leveled with my trusty old Stanley #4 and a card scraper. All in all, it took about two weeks.

Nicely done. What finish did you put on to make the curly maple "POP" ? Yes
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That's just doggone good looking! Congrats on a super job.

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(09-03-2019, 03:45 PM)Mike 55 Wrote: Nicely done. What finish did you put on to make the curly maple "POP" ? Yes

I liked the finish so much I actually wrote it down. Here's what I did.....

Curly Maple Table Finish: used only on the maple, not the walnut.

Die was Trans Tint Dye- "Dark Vintage Maple" in alcohol. 
(I just eyeballed this till it looked about right then tried it out on a scrap beforehand. )

Died with above. Let dry then sanded with 120 grit
Die again with Trans Tint Dye- Dark Vintage Maple in alcohol
Let dry then sanded with 150 grit
Coated with Watco Natural. Let soak in for 10 minutes
then wipe off and let dry.

Assembled with legs and applied 3 coats Arm-R-Seal satin finish to everything.
Scuff sanding with 400 grit and/or 0000 steel wool between coats.
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  Re: New curly maple and walnut table by Terry W (For years I wanted t...)
Nice, very, very nice! Cool Cool Cool
Thanks,  Curt
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Beautiful.
I have a couple more slabs of spalted maple and a large stack of black walnut.
If i can figure out somewhere to put one, I'll try to make one.  Big Grin
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