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In New Orleans, there isn't even cold weather in sight. High today is 75. :(

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I guess I should've used a "wood conditioner" first? Had sanded it down pretty evenly too. Oh well, I'll do that next time I refinish it. If people ask I'll say it's a unique hand rubbed finish to obtain a desired "antique look". lol.

Call me crazy but I kind of like it. At least based on that picture. I've been wanting to build a dining room table with some rad wood top soooo Travis you're my emergency tip contact for that :lol:

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Call me crazy but I kind of like it. At least based on that picture. I've been wanting to build a dining room table with some rad wood top soooo Travis you're my emergency tip contact for that :lol:

You must have been glamoured by the super glossy finish! It looks alright in dim lighting. With the room brightly lit, it looks like a train-wreck. So I might be able to replicate this look for you when the time comes, Reid. If this is what you are after.

melvin, what type of wood?

Actually, I don't know...here's the picture of the table after sanding...are you able to tell from the grain and color? It's from Malaysia.

6720350671_0481a5a143_z.jpg

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The backstroke of the West...mmmm

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You must have been glamoured by the super glossy finish! It looks alright in dim lighting. With the room brightly lit, it looks like a train-wreck. So I might be able to replicate this look for you when the time comes, Reid. If this is what you are after.

Actually, I don't know...here's the picture of the table after sanding...are you able to tell from the grain and color? It's from Malaysia.

6720350671_0481a5a143_z.jpg

very nice table. Looks like a hard wood... Maybe teak?

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very nice table. Looks like a hard wood... Maybe teak?

Hard wood, I'm sure of. Don't know what variety though.

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different woods/different parts of the tree take stains different.

that could explain some of what you see.

if the wood is from malyasia, its def. a softer wood. more open cell structure. this will give you splocthy looks.

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You must have been glamoured by the super glossy finish! It looks alright in dim lighting. With the room brightly lit, it looks like a train-wreck. So I might be able to replicate this look for you when the time comes, Reid. If this is what you are after.

Actually, I don't know...here's the picture of the table after sanding...are you able to tell from the grain and color? It's from Malaysia.

6720350671_0481a5a143_z.jpg

Rubber wood.

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Rubber wood.

You might be right. I've read other people had problems staining it too.

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Welp, I think my father and I have taught my brother well. He now has been talking about and looking for either a Volvo 740, or an 850/S70. He said if he goes with an 850/x70, it HAS to be manual. :lol:

I think it would be nice if he got an 850/x70... then I can give him my Kilen lowering springs and assortment of other parts. :)

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