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    Thanks to all that help me through the finishing of this project, first time working with raw lumber, really quite pleased with it all considering there were some new corners to work around to get to the end. Table is wormy western maple from a mill near maple ridge, bc called Carlwood. Picked up some windsor chairs, they came in yesterday just in time for christmas, again, tks to you all and have a safe and merry christmas with family and friends, cheers, greg in ladner
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    Beautiful looking table, looks like it will outlast you and me.

    How did you finish the top?
    Canadian Woodworks - Custom wooden rocking chairs

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      I'm guessing you rubbed out that top with some finishing abrasives. Looks great. Please let us know how it stands up to wear; I'm about to do the same thing with a desk.

      Thanks,

      Scott.

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        What a fine looking table! You'll have family seted around it for many years to come.

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          thanks guys for compliments. finishing was a new area for me and I treaded cautiously. Finishing: Put a coat of 50/50 shellac down, lightly sanded, med walnut grain filler, old master Special Walnut stain also to warm things up (what a nice stain that is). Let it sit for a day, did about 6 or 7 coats of wipe-on poly (gloss) with light 320-400 sanding between), finished with 2 wipe-on poly semi gloss. That was it. Did have some issues with getting swirl marks, but changed cloth to a soft cotton rather than the wiping pads I had, was much better. Has sat for 4 days now. Not sure on the abrasives now, did look into rottenstone, but not sure how that would work, would be interested in any suggestions as to what that would do. Have a nice Christmas dinner guys. All the best.
          greg

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            Egon
            from
            The South Shore, Nova Scotia

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              Nice meaty base, well proportioned. What is the top dimesion??
              Paul

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                Paul, it's 96 x 42

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                  Very nice looking! I love the color of it. Thanks for sharing. Definately worth the trouble don't you think?
                  Donna,
                  Self Imposed Queen of Design Opportunities

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                    Hey Greg.

                    I'm going to take a run at a table project similar to this. It will likely be built from butt-joint laminated VG Fir, with some sort of hardwood band around the perimeter; perhaps Western Maple like yours. Mine will be a bit longer; about 120". Any advice about jointing and glue-up?

                    Thx.

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                      Very nice job on the table, it looks very beefy, yet light at the same time

                      Does it come apart for transport?

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                        You did a GREAT job on that trestle table. I love the color.

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                          Originally posted by Joseph View Post
                          Very nice job on the table, it looks very beefy, yet light at the same time

                          Does it come apart for transport?
                          Owen legs and rails detach, top is all one piece.

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                            It was worth it all, tks for chatting and your input

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                              Sorry joseph, detaching info was for you
                              legs and rail come apart, top is all one heavy piece, 96x41. I did move the tope around solo during finishing, but was tricky, it is a heavy piece even for two.

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