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    My first project - Coffee table

    Here is my first woodworking project, a coffee table, I really enjoyed doing this. It's funny how much you learn doing such a simple project. We had one of those Ikea tables before, and I thought, 'I can make something better', and I did. The wife loves it and several family members made comments about how they now want one. I made it out of poplar and stained it with English Chestnut.

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    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    That's fantastic Brother Shawn !!!!!!
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    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    Good Job Shawn
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Great job, love the color.

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    Mar 2011
    Painesville Ohio
    Sweet. Nice work.
    "Its only by minute attention to every detail that you will achieve perfection"

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    Sep 2007
    Plainwell, Michigan
    First project and it deserves 3 of these very well done Shawn, you can be proud of that one

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    Dec 2008
    falcon heights, minnesota
    you're in trouble now ("the wife loves it"). good work!
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    Really nice work. Especially for a maiden voyage!
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    Feb 2012
    St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
    Very nice work! What's next?

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    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    well done on staining popular, and having it look that good when you got done!!
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