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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Stripe Coffee Table

Just before Christmas, I built a simple coffee table for my girlfriend's mother.  The top was made from a board of scrap I had made up a month previous, and the leg assembly was of birch, stained black and with a waterborne urethane topcoat.  I didn't have time to take pics of the building process, but here are pics of the finished piece (click "read more" below for more pics)

Lots of people ask me if the wood I use in my projects and in my Wine Wings is stained.  The answer is NO.  Except for parts that are stained ebony, I don't use stains to alter the color of the wood I use.  In this table, you can see purple heart (purple), mahogany (brown), curly maple (white), birch (off-white), and flame cherry (tan). 

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