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    My wife asked me to build a narrow, compact coffee table for our conversation nook (see attached photo of the red-painted table for what she had in mind).

    I ended up using pine boards from the local big box store for the build. After cutting to length, I had to invest a fair bit of time just clamping the dampened pieces between cauls to straighten things out, but the end result seems to be okay. It's a little more "rustic" in spots than I was aiming for, but ultimately the customer is happy with the high-gloss cherry-like appearance of the final product, so that's all that matters.

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    Nothing wrong with that.

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      Re: Adventures in pine

      Very nice.
      Egon
      from
      The South Shore, Nova Scotia

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        The most important question is 'what was the customer's reaction?'
        Noel

        "Being so impressed with the beauty of nature, I never cease to be amazed at how the
        'touch of the human hand' can transform it into another kind of beauty that is so uniquely human.
        "

        John Snow, Outdoorsman and Retired Teacher

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          Nice looking piece!

          John

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            Originally posted by beachburl View Post
            The most important question is 'what was the customer's reaction?'
            Yup, especially when it's your "A" customer.

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              Originally posted by John View Post
              Nice looking piece!

              John
              Thanks. I learned a few things during the build, and I learned a few more things after the build (like how I should have applied poly properly to avoid lumps and bubbles).

              I was also pleased that one of my hunches turned out: a cheap sheet of temporary tattoos from Amazon can look awfully close to painstaking foil work, especially after you put a couple layers of poly over top.

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