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SS396driver

SS396driver

To much wood
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New firepit for a ranch is finished.
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Looks great I'm getting an outdoor fireplace kit in a few weeks .
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White oak, 2.5" thick when milled.
Finished table is about 2" thick, 11 feet long, and averages over 50" wide
13 coats of West Systems epoxy
More sanding & epoxy than I planned for, but was definitely worth it all in the end !
I'll get some pictures of the finished coat soon, this was the 12th coat, still had some bubbles & bugs
13 coats ? Must have used a few gallons , I've never gone over three myself same epoxy 20200408_190004.jpg 20200412_162707.jpg
 
Moparmyway

Moparmyway

Its just a saw
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Looks great I'm getting an outdoor fireplace kit in a few weeks .

13 coats ? Must have used a few gallons , I've never gone over three myself same epoxy
13 brushed on coats, sanding between each coat.
Took 3 coats just to begin to seal the checks, and about 6 to seal the seam and knots
I'm into my 3rd gallon of 105
West Systems epoxy is not the one you used
 
SS396driver

SS396driver

To much wood
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13 brushed on coats, sanding between each coat.
Took 3 coats just to begin to seal the checks, and about 6 to seal the seam and knots
I'm into my 3rd gallon of 105
West Systems epoxy is not the one you used
Doh east epoxy is what I used . I seal with shellac first then pour the epoxy . Really cuts down on bubbles coming up from the wood .

Your table looks great
 
Moparmyway

Moparmyway

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Doh east epoxy is what I used . I seal with shellac first then pour the epoxy . Really cuts down on bubbles coming up from the wood .

Your table looks great
Yours looks WAY better than mine ! I really should do the final coat when the space temperature is around 55-60. Would give me much more time to spread the epoxy out and get rid of the very small bubbles that the brush leaves. The size & weight of this project forced me to work outside for everything but the last coat. I was lucky enough that the weather co-operated enough on my day off to keep the garaged car in the yard and do the final coat in it’s spot.
 
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