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Story behind this build. I got a call from a relative asking if I can build a table for them because they can't find anyone else willing to do it. I was hesitant at first expecting they wanted some type of dining room table but asked to see what they had in mind. They sent me this pic and said they wanted to paint them. 

After seeing the pic I said that's not bad I can do that then they said we want 3 of them. Went over the details of what they wanted to use. They wanted those pvc Azek boards with the grain as the tops. Not my choice but this is what they're paying for. The rest was poplar and the bottom shelf was plywood. They were happy how they came out. 

19 Comments

Looks like you managed well to meet their needs. Well Done.

Main Street to the Mountains

Nice build.   like the story on the project.  

Ron

Nice work Corlez.  Sometimes you just gotta bite your tongue and give em what they want!
Thanks guy’s for the comments.
I asked once are you sure that’s what you want? Said yes so it made it easier for me.
Simple and sturdy as all heck, a fine set for a commission build!
sweet buddy.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Is the one by the door taller than the others?  Nice to be able to build what they wanted.  I don't like painting but certain aspects are easier.
Good eye BB. Yea 2 that go by the couches are the same size. The one by the door was bigger. I'm not a fan of painting furniture either but it fit this project.
Thanks Pottz and splint
Looks nice!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Well done.  Looks like a fine piece.
They look great Corelz! 
Gotta say…PVC Azec is one weird ask, but they’re happy so that’s the big thing. On the upside, they can slosh their drinks and splatter the salsa without concern. 
Hmmm….Sounds like something I oughtta do around here…   ; ) 

If I didn’t laugh at myself, I’d lose my mind.

Looks good Corelz,
It never bothers me at all if it's painted or stain grade.  I don't have a preference when it comes to paying bills.
Nice work on cutting in the angle pieces. Once they're to short,  there's no going back.

On a side note,  it's more work to paint (lacquer) something than a stain finish.

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

I think that was their thoughts RCC easy clean up. 
Bently i templated those pieces before making the final cuts. Otherwise I would of had a pile of pieces too short.
They came out great. I hope that don’t paint the original it has weathered or used patina that a lot of craftsman try to emulate.  

James McIntyre

Thanks James. I think they repainted them. I sent them off with a coat of primer only
Corelz

I think you did a great job.


Petey

Nice work! It is kind of difficult to disagree with a happy recipient.