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    Default yellow cedar/black spruce dining table

    We were in serious need of a new dining table so I decided to build with some material I had around the shop.The top is yellow cedar that I took a weed burner to and gave it a light burn.The frame work is all fire killed black spruce that I peeled clean,sanded and then reburned and gave a light skip peel.The only money I had to invest was for the clear epoxy bar top finish.I was planing on wood burning the state of Alaska on the top but was under the gun with the woman to get it done!
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    I like it, very nice!!

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    That is a cool dining table, like the burned look, makes it unique.

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    Looks great!

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    Good job on the table. You could build and sell that stuff pretty easily I'll bet.

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    Very nice!
    Great finish job! What did you use?, The top is real shiny!
    Good craftsmanship.

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    Thanks guys for the compliments!The finish on the top is a two part clear epoxy,I don't have the name brand handy at the moment but it's the same kind of finish that is used on alot of wooden bar tops.It's kind of a bear to work with but I definatly learned a few tricks on this table.Next one will look alot better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pike it alot View Post
    Thanks guys for the compliments!The finish on the top is a two part clear epoxy,I don't have the name brand handy at the moment but it's the same kind of finish that is used on alot of wooden bar tops.It's kind of a bear to work with but I definatly learned a few tricks on this table.Next one will look alot better.
    If you have not figured out the propane trick, look into it. Makes a world of difference and helps get the bubbles out. Love the table, what did you use to make the leg tenons??

    Here is a lamp I made using the same stuff.

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    That is an amazing lamp! I tried the propane trick and it did work very well,I tried a blow dryer too(don't tell my wife!)and that worked really well also.It was a little difficult working with such a large area (21sq.ft).That was my first time using that product.The next time will be alot easier that's for sure.I used the logman tenon maker for the tenons.It's the type that you mount a router to.I'm really happy with it and the price is very affordable compared with the pencil sharpener style tenon makers.

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    I did not make this table. But did give it about 5 coats of topper, the more you use the deeper and smoother the finish.

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    Wow,very very nice!

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    Pike it,
    How was the burnt spruce? Did it get a tighter wood grain? I am thinking on looking for some for projects.

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    you guys make me jealous, very nice work!

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    George,I didn't notice any tighter wood grain.It's dirty to work with but it's for the most part it's already dried when you cut it down so there's not much waiting time.I did let it dry in the shop for a few months and acclimate before I started building with it.I'm shopping for a moisture meter and that will solve any guess work.

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