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Old 02-21-2011, 08:15 AM   #1
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I had this old work table I made from 2x6's and 2x4's years ago as a shop table.
The top was of course scratched, gouged and stained beyond help. I WAS going to scrap it, but the wife wouldn't let me.

So.... I sanded the top down as flat as I could get it, glued on some birch panels to give myself a smooth gluing surface.......

To be continued.....

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......then I went to the shed and got a bunch of scraps I always save and then planed them all to "x" ..... red oak, white oak, maple, cherry and walnut mostly.

I laid them out in the 2 " oak frame I planed out to hold the pieces in place to see if I liked the effect. ........I did.

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Man, I'm never going to loan my wood stretcher to my son-in-law again!

Stretching these slats to fit by hand is a real PITA!

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Maybe look into Envirotex "Pour on plastic" for the top. Its an extremely hard epoxy finish, that is self leveling. Its expensive, but it will definitely stand up to some abuse, plus it will fill all of the gaps on the top. I've sold a decent amount for bar tops.

http://www.eti-usa.com/consum/envtex/envlite.htm
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I stretched all the slats already, so there are no gaps to fill, and I plan on sanding it all down smooth after I finish gluing all the top pieces down, then poly over it. It's not going to be a shop table any more after this.
But thanks for the suggestion! I want to do this for a non-wet counter top in the kitchen too.
Maybe I'll rim it and pour epoxy for that? That'd be sweet.

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Maybe I'll rim it and pour epoxy for that? That'd be sweet.

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Yep thats the idea. Some guys let it roll off the sides...ive seen it done both ways, your way is better IMO.

Either way thats going to be pretty sweet and unique
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I still have a whole barrel full of " slats, all different types of wood and different lengths, to play with. Po)

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What's a wood stretcher?

The table is going to be beautiful DM! I like the variation in colors.
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What's a wood stretcher?
Ummmmm..... something that stretches wood?????

*sheesh*

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I thought you were making that up. I've never heard of one.
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What's a wood stretcher?

The table is going to be beautiful DM! I like the variation in colors.
stretcher is about $30 it's next to the airplane prop wash
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THIRTY BUCKS!?!?!?!???? Man, that's cheap!
Mine was over $100.00!!!

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Thanks. I'll have to google it to see a picture.
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Here's a pic of one.... it's way bigger than the one I have though.

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Hey DM, nice job on the table, great idea for extra pieces

Yeah, I thought you were joking about the wood stretcher too....that reminded me of a joke we used to play on the new guys when I was in the service...we'd send em down to the armory to get the barrel stretcher for the machine guns because we accidentally brought the short barrels with us...haha

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