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Second project: Dining Table

This was my second furniture project. I recieved much help from folks on this forum. And for that I am extremely grateful.
The table is made from Cabbage Bark, a local hardwood from here in Belize where I am living. The top construction is 3/16" thick hardwood laminated onto 5/8" plywood with thicker wood used on the edgees to hide the plywood. One of the attached pictures shows the type of joinery used in constructing the base. The finish is Min-Wax semi-gloss poly, wiped on.
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thats one sharp looking table. Did you make the chairs too?
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Nice looking table. Never heard of Cabbage Bark. I like the look of it.
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WOW! that's looks great! A work of art!

I'm really impressed with how well you did with the finishing especially given the climate there. It looks great and I would never have believed it had a ply core had I not been along for the ride It looks like all went well with the joinery as well.

Thanks for dropping me a heads up, I probably would have missed out otherwise.

I also want to know if you built the chairs too... Was that project 1?

What ya building next? I seem to remember you don't plan on being with us for too long, that's sad, but it means ya got to get busy with more projects!

Take care, thanks for coming back and showing us the end product, I wish more people would do that!

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The table came out great. I really like that wood. It looks very hard and heavy. Some species like that are very hard to come by in the US. It appears to finish well. Nicely done.






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Looks very nice Torrey. You've done a great job.
Glad we were able to help you. But you did it on your own. The finish looks awesome. Also thanks for the heads up as well.

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Wow, that is some seriously sexy looking table. Great work.

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Love that wood! Great job
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WOW! that's looks great! A work of art!

I'm really impressed with how well you did with the finishing especially given the climate there. It looks great and I would never have believed it had a ply core had I not been along for the ride It looks like all went well with the joinery as well.

Thanks for dropping me a heads up, I probably would have missed out otherwise.

I also want to know if you built the chairs too... Was that project 1?

What ya building next? I seem to remember you don't plan on being with us for too long, that's sad, but it means ya got to get busy with more projects!

Take care, thanks for coming back and showing us the end product, I wish more people would do that!

~tom "Ignorance is not a lack of intelligence - it's a lack of know-how"
No I didn't build the chairs. I didn't think I was ready for that project in my skills. I had them built by a "deaf Institute" that the Mennonites run in a nearby community. However I made the choice to have them build the chairs partly because I could have my lumber supplied by the same mill and specified that the wood be selected to match the wood used to build the chairs.
Project number one was a TV cabinet: (Pictures hopefully attached)
My next project will be a computer/game table. Painted yellow (wife's choice, I hate the idea of painting over beautiful hardwood). Then I'm going to tackle a couch.
I'm sure you will be hearing from me as I run into new problems that need advice.
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