Tables & Desks


The Apollo

By M13WoodWorks

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This is a small coffee table I designed and built using Ambrosia Maple for the top and quarter sawn Sapele for the legs. The joinery used on this bench is exposed walnut dowels.

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Tulip Table Custom Order

By William Patrick Customs, Owner/Artist in Grayslake, IL.

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This Tupid base table was a order placed by a customer.  They had sent me a pic of what they wanted and in their words I "Nailed it".  I used GF light Brown DYE stain as the base stain for this table. Application was basic as dye stains have great coverage and allow grain to shine through even coverage.  I next needed to create a white wash like coat over the light brown dye stain.  I again Used  GF white chalk paint and cut it with water down to a 50/50 ratio. I applied an even coat over the entire table and wiped off the coat about a half min after applied.

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The Coffee Table

By Chad

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Old with new coffee table.  Table was built using rough sawn sassafras. Found an 1800's table with the unique end boards. Had to give it a try and it turned out amazing.  

Custom 3x7 Farmtable & bench

By Lynn Maxwell Garcia

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After purchasing turned pine table legs from Osborne Wood and purchasing 2x10's & 2x8's from Home Depot, I was ready to make my clients table.  The top was put together with over 130 Kreg screws and biscuit jointed using (4) 2x10 planks of pine.  Breadboards were added using 2x8 pine planks.  The frame was built also using pine.  Once the underside was stained and the base/frame painted in GF Antique White I screwed the base to top using pocket Kreg screws.  The stain color is Minwax Espresso.  The bench was a smaller version of the table and put together the same way.

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Rustic Hickory Table and Benches

By Wesley Womack, Owner at WomackDesign in Scarville, IA.

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The project began with some ideas of what the customer thought weathered wood should look like. She grew up in Tennesse, and said the finish on the table top needed to be of multi color and show the true nature of Hickory. The table was originally delivered and was said to have to much red in the finish, so in the picture you can see the finish is still drying.

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Suspension Table

By Stephanie Lunieski, Suspension Table at Lunieski Woodworking in Edina, MN.

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To finish this table a sanded every surface to a 400 grit with a festool rotary sander and hand sanded the curved pieces between the legs. I broke the hard edges with a block plane and with sandpaper. I finally sprayed it with a satin conversion varnish, I sprayed two coats and lightly sanded it between them. I wanted to show of the beautiful color and naturally occuring medullary rays of the white oak and try to keep the wood looking at natural as possible. I love the look of the conversion varnish and the quickness and ease of applying it in a spray booth. 

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Red Oak Rustic Post and Beam Table

By Boardmancowoodworks in Jefferson, GA.

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This table was one of those commisions everyone wants to get, my budget is "X" do whatever you want, I like rustic.  Once I heard that I jumped!  I knew I wanted to do something with saw marks but at the same time I didn't want to use lumber that was infested with bug holes or warped.  I spoke with my local lumberyard and we came up with a system to have lumber skimmed after being milled s3s.  They had the red oak sent off to a sawyer in the North Georgia mountains to be skimmed on his circular mill to allow me to still have nice crisp clean lumber but with that rustic flair.

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The Nick & Kate

By Rusted & Rescued, Owner

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My son got married July 1st 2017. As a wedding gift, he said, Mom, I want a table like this....and sends me a photo. My husband, the incredible hardworking contractor / carpenter / architect he is, figured up the material in his head, drew a quick sketch and of to our local Amish saw mill we went. We purchased 40 board feet of 1.5" thick Ash wood for the top. It was incredible.

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Modern Turnbuckle Table

By Boardmancowoodworks in Jefferson, GA.

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This table started as a photo from a major furniture company.  I was asked if I could do something like what they saw.  I loved the idea of getting to start working with metal, even if it meant just bending some all thread.  The design includes 3/4" all thread and 6" turnbuckles for the support to stop racking.  The table is finished with Anqitue Walnut gel stain and 4 coats of GF High Performance Poly. 

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Coaster Table

By Curt

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This project is a combination of a tile top table and a portable coaster.  The tile was custom made at a local pottery shop.  The table was inspired by the splay-legged table by Garrett Hack.  The top and aprons are natural cherry. The legs are stained cherry.  General Finishes products were used to complete the project.  The wood conditioner and stain were straightforward and easy to use.  For the topcoat I found applying the finish with a foam brush and wiping the excess off with a cloth rag produced the best result.   I applied four coats, buffing with steel wool between coats.

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African Mahogany Truss Table and Bench

By Boardmancowoodworks in Jefferson, GA.

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We had a client contact us with a boat load of Mahogany they purchased to be turned into a dining table.  After meeting with the client I found he had some gorgous boards that he hand picked from a major lumber dealer here in the Atlanta area.  After doing lots of talking and samples he landed on GF Antique Walnut Gel Stain for a finish.  I was hesitant at first to stain such a beautiful set of wood but did as I was told.  I was pleasantly surprised by how beautiful it turned out.  The process for finishing was a bit more involved than normal as I wanted to really do the wood justice.

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Farmhouse table and bench

By Twisted Vintag Az at Twisted Vintage Az

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Handmade Farmhouse table and bench painted base in lamps black

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Tulip Dining Table

By peted888, owner/operator at dettorre furniture

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my Tulip bulb dining table was hand scraped and given and aged look using GF antique white milk paint.  i then finished it with 7 coats of GF high performace top coat FLAT. 

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The Delaney Table

By Arthur Millworks, Woodworker in EL DORADO HILLS, CA.

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Customized reclaimed white oak barn wood table using beams and joists, and old school joinery. Our original design was to save as much of the natural patina and character of the wood available to form a custom dining table for a local designer. After the designer decided against the table design we moved forward with our design with the intention of using for a personal table. It wasn’t long before we were approached by Boston MA residents The Delaneys and without hesitation purchased the table before we could finish it.

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Harvest Table

By E.G. Taylor Woodworking, Owner

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With the easy application of the General Finishes 'Snow White' milk paint, getting a consistent finish before sanding was painless. Following a rough sand to expose the edges of the legs, the GF Gel Topcoat was applied liberally and evenly thanks to its long setup time. 

After finishing the base it was on to the breadboard top using the same durable GF Gel Topcoat polyurethane finish. Standard water-pop to raise the grain with 600grit sanding between coats to knock down any dust that might have eluded the fans. 

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The Rubow Table

By Arthur Millworks, Woodworker in EL DORADO HILLS, CA.

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Another custom table built using old school mortise and tenon techniques. The design was to fit 4 chairs on either side between the X base legs with a white base and custom color blend top. A family of 6 with 4 young kids we decided to "child proof" the edges by hand chiseling them to appear distressed. The top showing distressing we decided to add a base of antique oak, sand, then a blend up 5 parts Natural Stain with .5 part weathered for overall pickling age tone and then high performance satin top coat.

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W-Base Rustic Modern Farmhouse Table

By Woodland Arts Palm Beach, Instagram - woodlandartspalmbeach, Danny & Joanna Lopez, Owners/Operators at Woodland Arts Palm Beach in West Palm Beach, FL.

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This table is one of our favorite projects by far to date!  It was custom designed for the client, from style, to custom stain mixture, to finish choice.  We love the modern feel & General Finishes High Performance Water Based Topcoat in Satin was the perfect finishing touch!  This was our first time using the product & we don't want to go back to other finishes.  We use an HVLP spray gun to apply our topcoat finishes, and this topcoat went on flawlessly, and per the customer, has performed flawlessly!

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Shadowbox Coffee Table

By Warren Snow at Snow Woodworks in Marshall, VA.

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An Air Force veteran contacted me for a coffee table that could display memorabilia from his Air Force career.  Being an Air Force Academy graduate he also wanted his 1979 class crest prominently displayed.  A collaboration began that resulted in the table you see here.

Each side of the table houses a shallow drawer under glass to display items.  The center panel’s class crest is done in hand-cut marquetry within a border of aluminum inlay.  The table is made of walnut.  The drawer bottoms reflect the Academy’s terrazzo pattern using ash burl and holly.

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Distressed turned leg dining table with bench

By Tony Pica at Peacock Woodworks in Pittsboro, NC.

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The table top was finished in Rustoleum weathered wood accelerator to give the piece that perfect patina, and then sprayed with minwax waterbased spar urethane. The turned leg base also got the weathered wood treatment as the basecoat and then a healthy slathering of general finishes milk paint in antique white. Distressing was tackled by hand and a topcoat of minwax polycrylic was laid down for protection. I was extremely happy with the fit and finish of this piece once completed.

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Black Walnut Table Custom turned legs

By Boardmancowoodworks in Jefferson, GA.

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Black Walnut Dining table with chairs.  To finish the walnut I started with a wipe on poly blend (oil based), after a full cure I used two coats of amber shellac to seal in the oil based finish, then finished up with four coats of General Finishes Clear Poly.  

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Children's Farmhouse Craft Table

By Nate Crilly at Nate Crilly Woodworks in Sturgeon Bay, WI.

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I designed and built this children's sized craft table for my daughter. Now she has her own space to draw, color, look at books, and work on puzzles. It is sized perfectly for small children but has an elegant design that will fit well with most home decor, so there is no need to hide it away! The table is made from construction grade lumber that I milled and glued up for a clean and seamless look while remaining affordable. I used 1/2" dowel joinery for the majority of the construction, making this project both approachable and incredibly strong.

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Boeing Crate Dinner Table

By Devin Richter in Imperial, MO.

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The wood used for this project began in Seattle Washington two years ago at a place called Ballard Re-use. There were stacks of this beautiful butcher block style wood that had my name written all over them. It was 16" wide and roughly 1 1/2" thick. I had to ask of course where they came from. The employee said that they came from Boeing airplane crates used to carry heavy parts used on their aircraft. The crates were also constructed with 4x4 posts made with a beautiful rare (to me) wood that I am unsure of.

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Kitchen island countertop

By Diane Appanaitis, Owner at SouThernSavVyAtHearT in Ironton, OH.

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My husband and I found a primitive counter island tore off the top replaced the legs and we made the wood countertop I stained with general finishes Java gel. I did few coats then lightly sanded then several layers of GFHP poly. Beautiful!!

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William Morris Table

By Cole Hastings, William Morris Table

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Crafted using a single board of hard maple, this table was engraved with a pattern inspired by William Morris and digitally altered. It was then refined with dental picks and filled with General Finished Milk Paint. It was then finished with several coats of hand rubbed polyurethane. This table uses new construction with classical craft. 

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Federal side table

By William Francis Brown in Forest, VA.

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This is a Federal influenced (1790-1810) side table of my own design.

It features curly and crotch Cherry as the main woods.

Hand-made inlays inlcude Holly, Sycamore, Ebony, Satinwood, Pear, Zebrawood, and Macassar Ebony

The legs feature fine inlaid holly lines and patterns, ending at the tapers with cuff bandings.  The drawer is cock-beaded and veneered.  Joinery is all hand cut: mortise and tenons and dovetails.

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Husband's Gaming Desk System built by Wife:

By Jenny Patterson

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This beast of a Gaming Desk System was built for a Husband by his adorable, loving, super talented, amazing Wife! 

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Purple Heart and Maple Light-up Side Table

By Andrea Pinedo

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This table was crafted from purple heart and maple woods.  There is a clear inlay of epoxy with lapis stone for the curved stripes on top, giving an interesting blue tone to contrast with the purple.  The lit circles in the center are a surprise, since they are invisible until the table is lit!

 

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Federal hall table

By Derek McDonald in Rochester, NH.

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Woods: Mahogany (Swietenia Macrophylla), White Oak Burl (Quercus Alba), Gaboon Ebony (Diospyros Crassiflora), Eastern White Pine (Pinus Strobus).

Inspired by the work of 18th-century furniture maker Thomas Seymour, this table aims to put a contemporary twist on a classic design. While the reeded and carved legs stay true to the original, the visually striking oak veneer leaves the piece far removed from the category of “old brown furniture”. 

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Curved Walnut Wall Mounted Hall Table

By John Harryman at John Harryman Designs in East Troy, WI.

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Curved Walnut Hall Table - Wall Mounted. Finished in High Performance Satin.

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Sculpted Walnut table and chairs

By Dallas Gara, Craftsman at Garawood

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This is a handmade walnut table and chairs. Each Sam Maloof inspired chair is hand sculpted from walnut and accented with curly maple laminated back braces. The table is made from Canadian black walnut and highlighted with curly maple bowties. The finish on each chair and the table is a mixture of tung oil, boiled linseed oil and General Finishes Arm-R-Seal.