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Old 04-11-2016, 02:24 PM   #1
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Made a friend a table last week for his annual crawfish boil. Between kids and work, been a while since I done any fun builds. First one I've built, so I have some ideas of improvements for the next one. Live and learn.... but it turned out pretty good and got the job done. Will try to get more step by step pics next time but here's a couple to see how it turned out.
















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Old 04-11-2016, 02:24 PM   #2
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Old 04-11-2016, 02:25 PM   #3
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looks good!
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Old 04-11-2016, 02:35 PM   #4
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man that guy in the blue shirt and black hat is a sexy beast
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Old 04-11-2016, 02:36 PM   #5
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I'm hungry now. Well done!
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Old 04-11-2016, 02:37 PM   #6
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Old 04-11-2016, 02:38 PM   #7
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man that guy in the blue shirt and black hat is a sexy beast


I wouldn't go that far....
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Old 04-11-2016, 02:42 PM   #8
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Looked like a fun time! Looks good!
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Old 04-11-2016, 03:29 PM   #9
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Cool idea with the buckets.
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Old 04-11-2016, 03:34 PM   #10
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That's cool! Question: Did you seal it with anything?

My buddy and I were talking about building a couple of these just last weekend.

I want to just build them like below...real cheap out of pressed wood-glued partial board. I realize it will need to be sealed but I don't want any lacquer type sealant or polyurethane smell to transfer to the product.
Does anyone know of a food safe stain or sealer for wood?
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Old 04-11-2016, 03:42 PM   #11
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I used Mineax Polyurethane and noticed no smell or affect on food. Put last coat on Thursday night (was cutting close on time) and used Saturday afternoon


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Old 04-11-2016, 03:43 PM   #12
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I used Mineax Polyurethane and noticed no smell or affect on food. Put last coat on Thursday night (was cutting close on time) and used Saturday afternoon


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Old 04-11-2016, 03:45 PM   #13
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I used Mineax Polyurethane and noticed no smell or affect on food. Put last coat on Thursday night (was cutting close on time) and used Saturday afternoon


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Minwax
Great...I didn't think of minwax. I'm sure that would work as long as you allow plenty of time to dry. Thanks
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Old 04-11-2016, 03:47 PM   #14
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What a great idea!
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Old 04-11-2016, 04:00 PM   #15
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Great...I didn't think of minwax. I'm sure that would work as long as you allow plenty of time to dry. Thanks


Directions say you can after 6-8 hours but I lightly sanded and added new coat each night Mon-Thur.0

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Old 04-11-2016, 04:06 PM   #16
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Directions say you can after 6-8 hours but I lightly sanded and added new coat each night Mon-Thur.0
I've seen some tables and bars at restaurants with a real thick clear coating...looks almost like glass. Wonder what that stuff is?
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Old 04-11-2016, 04:11 PM   #17
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I've seen some tables and bars at restaurants with a real thick clear coating...looks almost like glass. Wonder what that stuff is?


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Old 04-11-2016, 04:25 PM   #18
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Very cool!
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Old 04-11-2016, 06:56 PM   #19
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I like it.
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Old 04-11-2016, 09:08 PM   #20
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Old 04-11-2016, 10:31 PM   #21
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I like it! Nice job!

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Old 04-11-2016, 10:37 PM   #22
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Nice!
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Old 04-11-2016, 10:42 PM   #23
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Now I'm hungry. Well done.
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Old 04-12-2016, 02:16 AM   #24
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Nice.
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Old 04-12-2016, 07:53 AM   #25
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Love it. Where did you get the decals made?
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Old 04-12-2016, 08:27 AM   #26
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Old 04-12-2016, 08:38 AM   #27
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Love it. Where did you get the decals made?

My buddy already had his logo.
My wife printed them from computer. Glued to table with Elmer glue. Have to be sure the paper is completely saturated with glue, then let dry. Covered with poly.
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Old 04-12-2016, 08:51 AM   #28
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:15 AM   #29
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My buddy already had his logo.
My wife printed them from computer. Glued to table with Elmer glue. Have to be sure the paper is completely saturated with glue, then let dry. Covered with poly.
Awesome, thanks. I had vinyl decal made for bean bag boards, but I really like the look of these. lot less trouble than sticking vinyl.
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:33 AM   #30
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Now that is a different design. Pretty kewl work sir.
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Old 04-12-2016, 10:54 AM   #31
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Great idea!
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Old 04-12-2016, 12:38 PM   #32
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I like this design a lot. Very nice!
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Old 04-12-2016, 05:34 PM   #33
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Very creative, I like it!
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Old 04-12-2016, 06:45 PM   #34
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Nice table
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Old 04-12-2016, 07:04 PM   #35
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Old 04-12-2016, 10:46 PM   #36
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I love this idea.

I'm going to make one or two this weekend.

I have a question for some of you DIY guys, would it be Beyer to use a full sheet of plywood and make one table or cut that sheet in half and make 2 tables?
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I love this idea.

I'm going to make one or two this weekend.

I have a question for some of you DIY guys, would it be Beyer to use a full sheet of plywood and make one table or cut that sheet in half and make 2 tables?
Personal preference...I've seen it done both ways. Storage may even be easier with 4x4s.
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Old 04-13-2016, 12:24 AM   #38
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I love this idea.



I'm going to make one or two this weekend.



I have a question for some of you DIY guys, would it be Beyer to use a full sheet of plywood and make one table or cut that sheet in half and make 2 tables?


I'm wanting make couple of the 4x4's next myself.
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Old 04-13-2016, 10:30 AM   #39
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This is GREATNESS!!!

I wish we ate enough crawfish to make one for myself.
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Old 04-13-2016, 11:01 AM   #40
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greatness! I will have to do one of these! Thanks for posting
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Man, I like it!
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Old 04-13-2016, 11:24 AM   #42
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I've seen some tables and bars at restaurants with a real thick clear coating...looks almost like glass. Wonder what that stuff is?
I used this stuff from lowes. Cheaper than the other stuff. One kit did two coats on a 36"x 36" table. If worried about a smooth finish pour SLOW waterproof and after 3 years looks like the day I applied it.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_147376-1149-...Ntt=glaze+coat

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Old 04-13-2016, 11:53 AM   #43
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Love the design, gonna steal it haha, I personally dont like the lips by the holes though, I like to be able to push all the trash into the trash cans.
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Old 04-13-2016, 12:01 PM   #44
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Love the design, gonna steal it haha, I personally dont like the lips by the holes though, I like to be able to push all the trash into the trash cans.
Just don't attach them. That's how I plan do do mine. You can have the "lip" just to keep the fresh bugs corralled and on the table while being consumed and then lift the trays, push all the leftover shell, heads and junk into the trash cans.
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Old 04-13-2016, 12:06 PM   #45
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Good job amigo!!!

and I agree with you Ultralite09
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Old 04-13-2016, 06:00 PM   #46
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or just put the lips on the two sides where there will be people standing and on the side where two opens are next to each other don't leave a lip.
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Old 04-13-2016, 06:07 PM   #47
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That's awesome.
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Old 04-13-2016, 06:32 PM   #48
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Great ideas! I may use a few of these myself.
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Old 04-14-2016, 07:18 AM   #49
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If putting on saw horses, screw 2x4 to saw horses, set the top and screw it to 2x4 from bottom to help stabilize it. Just food for thought, great looking designs.
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Unique idea!
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