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I want to go for a natural, light look so can I use maple wood without a stain? Yes, you can use any wood you want without stain, there is no rule that says you need to stain wood. The finish you choose can effect the color to some degree so testing on some scrap is a good idea. Every type of wood has unique characteristics, i can not list them all here. ...


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If I had my heart set on using the 3'x 8' birch top from Home Depot and the steel legs from Etsy, I would get two sets of legs and mount them at right angles to each other as shown in the drawing. I have placed the legs as near the ends as possible, but you could place them any distance apart, depending on your aesthetic desires. Of course they should be ...


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I realize that this is an old question, but it's worth a new look. The description of the Melissa table has changed, and as of now it says in part: Each top is crafted from reclaimed antique pine or walnut. It's planed and then joined together using tongue and groove joinery to make a solid 1 1/2" thick top. So it may be that the previous construction ...


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It's hard for me to tell by the picture, but it looks to me like it's not so much warped wood as the splined joint between the component planks isn't true. If that's the case, you might rip that joint out, ensure that the edges are square, and re-join the planks into a truly flat panel. I think I'd try that before planing the whole thing down thinner to ...


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Beautiful piece! It must have cost quite some money. Despite being dead, harvested, and turned into lumber, trees still retain the ability to take on and release water. Fighting its natural desire to do this is difficult and can put the wood under some stress which can exacerbate the problem or lead to damage like cracking. Is it possible to flatten it? ...


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