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    Walnut Cocktail Table

    Just finished this walnut cocktail table. The design is inspired by the Stickley Harvey Ellis Cocktail Table but is oval and smaller to fit the space of the sectional couch. I wanted a beefier top, so this table has a 1 3/8 thick top, which is similar to the Stickley Commemorative Coffee Table.

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    Chris

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    Great looking table. Looks like it fits that spot perfectly.
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    Well done Christian. The walnut grain is beautiful.

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    Very nice, Christian. Love working with walnut...beautiful table. I like seeing a different species used for a style that is traditionally done in oak.

    By the way, it’s missing the cocktails. Just saying...

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    Nicely done Sir! What did you do for a finish?
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    That's a very appropriate and good looking table, Christian. I especially like all the thicknesses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Von Bickley View Post
    Great looking table. Looks like it fits that spot perfectly.
    Thanks....
    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rainey View Post
    Well done Christian. The walnut grain is beautiful.
    Thanks....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Mueller View Post
    Very nice, Christian. Love working with walnut...beautiful table. I like seeing a different species used for a style that is traditionally done in oak.

    By the way, it’s missing the cocktails. Just saying...
    Thanks. I must admit, the cocktail table has not been properly broken-in yet....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Fitzgerald View Post
    Nicely done Sir! What did you do for a finish?
    Thanks. The finish is boiled linseed oil followed by Arm-R-Seal satin. The finish turned out more like semi-gloss, which was somewhat disappointing. I have had inconsistent results with Arm-R-Seal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yonak Hawkins View Post
    That's a very appropriate and good looking table, Christian. I especially like all the thicknesses.
    Thanks....
    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian Hawkshaw View Post
    Thanks. The finish is boiled linseed oil followed by Arm-R-Seal satin. The finish turned out more like semi-gloss, which was somewhat disappointing. I have had inconsistent results with Arm-R-Seal.
    Was the varnish stirred enough to get everything into suspension?

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    Well done Chris. Beautiful piece.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Hills View Post
    Was the varnish stirred enough to get everything into suspension?
    I believe I stirred in enough....but user error is always a possibility. I also stirred occasionally during the application. Does anyone have any advice on how much to stir or determine if the Arm-R-Seal is stirred enough?
    Last edited by Christian Hawkshaw; 08-19-2019 at 7:01 PM. Reason: spelling
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Carey View Post
    Well done Chris. Beautiful piece.

    Thanks.....
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