Puff Cigar Discussion Forums

User Tag List

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 42

Cigar band table (image heavy)

This is a discussion on Cigar band table (image heavy) within the Cigar Pictures forums, part of the The Gallery category; Well, this all started off with me wanting to refinish the top of my bar in my basement. Not having ...

  1. #1

    Removed per request 8ball's Avatar


    Cigar band table (image heavy)

    Well, this all started off with me wanting to refinish the top of my bar in my basement. Not having much experience, I decided to start on an old table that was left by the previous homeowner. This table was quite ugly, and I originally put it in our garage sale for $5 and it remained unsold. I then moved it into the garage and it served as a convenient place to store cutters, misc. stuff, and a nice spot to place a drink. The top was pretty much destroyed by myself for placing sweating glasses on it, and the veneer cracked and split.

    Total time: about 4-5 hours
    Products used:
    Palm sander
    painters tape
    Matte Mod podge (Glue)
    about 100 cigar labels
    Pair of scissors
    Rust Oleum Painters touch Satin Dark Walnut spray paint
    Minwax clear gloss Polyurethane
    Wooster Pro Paintbrush
    Small cheap artist brush
    One new knob

    I never thought this would turn into anything nice, so unfortunately, I did not take any pictures until the top was already done. I also originally did not plan on painting the table, so I kinda worked backwards and painted after competing the top.

    To give you an idea on what the table looked like before:

    The ugly drawer with the taped on paper lifting:

    I started off sanding the top down smooth as best as I could. After that was done, I started applying the labels making a boarder around the top of the table. I used the artist brush to apply the mod podge glue to each label. Amazingly, I applied all of the labels straight through and it took about 3.5 hours. After that was completed, I used blue painters tape around the areas that did not have any labels. This was to prep for the polyurethane.

    Throughout the next week, I applied 10 coats of the minwax using a wooster pro brush. I originally wanted to have it where you could not feel the bands, but after 10 coats, that was not happening. I had seen other products that would accomplish this, but they are a bit pricy (remember, I'm hoping to do my bar top and now I have a ton of poly left over for that job.

    When I was finally satisfied with the top, I used the blue painters tape around the edge of the table and also used some newspaper so that I would not get any paint on the top. I spent one day out in the garage using the spray paint to finish off the table.

    After it finally dried it was time to unveil the final result:

    10 coats sure adds some shine:

    The top (had to turn off the flash to reduce the glare:

    As I side note, I would advise not to use thin paper labels. In the top picture, you can see how the Liga Privada band in the top right corner soaked in some of the poly and discolored the label.

    Some tools of the trade:

    Next up is the bar top which I will probably hold off until winter time. I'm thinking I may just do a boarder of sports cards as opposed to cigar labels. I never realized how much labels it would take just to do this table. I guess its a good excuse to replenish my supply of cigars. Hope you enjoyed.

  2. #2

    King Kongs Decendant exprime8's Avatar


    Re: Cigar band table (image heavy)

    nice work.... around how many labels did you use?
    - Sin City Bomber -

  3. #3

    Leading Puffer Fish aea6574's Avatar


    Re: Cigar band table (image heavy)

    Very nice looking table, can't wait to see your bar.

    Best regards, Tony

  4. #4

    Puffer Fish with some spikes djcsewell's Avatar


    Re: Cigar band table (image heavy)

    This is awesome man! I've actually been saving my bands for awhile to make a table. Im glad you posted how to do this!
    Thanks for sharing 8ball!!

  5. #5

    Puffer Fish with many spikes


    Re: Cigar band table (image heavy)

    Great job Eric! That came out really nice, thanks for sharing the pictures of it. It gives me an idea as I have a similar end table that's just been sort of sitting around waiting on our next "neighborhood trash day" when the garbage man will pick up such things but I think instead it will turn into a nice new smoking table to store my tins in.
    The best cigar I ever smoked will be the next one I try.

  6. #6

    True Derelict Fuzzy's Avatar


    Re: Cigar band table (image heavy)

    Great job, Eric! Always like the idea of recycling.
    I don't always drink beer,,,
    OK, yes I do

  7. #7

    THE MAN WHO LOVES TWANG! TonyBrooklyn's Avatar


    Re: Cigar band table (image heavy)

    “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
    Jimi Hendrix

  8. #8

    KSB is offline
    Puffer Fish with some spikes KSB's Avatar


    Re: Cigar band table (image heavy)

    That table is awesome!

  9. #9

    Removed per request 8ball's Avatar


    Re: Cigar band table (image heavy)

    Quote Originally Posted by exprime8 View Post
    nice work.... around how many labels did you use?
    It's probably between 100 and 120 bands. I tried to count, but it gets a little tough due to the bands being all different sizes. Thanks for the compliments guys. I've actually been thinking of going to garage and estate sales to find future projects.

  10. #10

    Dosidicus Pipa Desertlifter's Avatar


    Re: Cigar band table (image heavy)

    Nice - and love the "The Trooper" poster on the fridge!

    Up the irons!!!!!!!!

    Pro Patria Vigilans................... My tobacco cellar

  11. #11

    turf monkey supreme android's Avatar


    Re: Cigar band table (image heavy)

    looks great! thanks for sharing

  12. #12

    Chicken of the Sea Bondo 440's Avatar


    Re: Cigar band table (image heavy)

    Did this with a guitar, Miniwax, and beer labels a long time ago. LOL I no longer have the time for either

    Ten coats of urethane is impressive. There's enough finish on there that you could actually wrap black #220 sandpaper around a block of wood and wet sand the high spots down. The runoff will be a light milky texture and the high spots would be exposed after a quick wipe as dull streaks. When the top evolves to be all dull, wipe it off with clean cold water and let dry and recoat.

    You may already may know that, and everybody's got an opinion so don't take that the wrong way. Your table doesn't look like it really needs it. You could do finish forever ! I did my Cutlass with basecoat / clearcoat and shot the clear coat so many times the only reason I stopped is because the third trip to the supplier to get more, he was finally all out.

    Definately a nice smoking table. I am going to need something similar for when I smoke in the garage, for my first "cigar winter". Crap guess I might get into this again.....LOL

  13. #13

    Puffer Fish with some spikes Tumadre99's Avatar


    Re: Cigar band table (image heavy)

    That table is beautiful.

    Being new to the game I was kinda just saving the band because it was a new experience, but now I have something to look foreword to while collecting.

  14. #14

    Intergalactic Hussy Engineer99's Avatar


    Re: Cigar band table (image heavy)

    You take my life but I'll take yours too
    Your fire your musket but I'll run you through
    And when you're waiting for the next attack
    You better stand, there's no turning back....

    (drum fill)

    The bugle sounds as the charge begins
    But on this battlefield no one wins
    The smell of acrid smoke and horses breath
    As you plunge into a certain death....

    I swear I must have listened to that record 1000 times all the way through....the soundtrack to 8th grade.

    Nice work on the table. I have a lot of bands set aside for a project of similar epic-ness...
    I'm completely unbiased and 100% open minded. Nobody will ever convince me otherwise.

  15. #15

    Puffer Fish with some spikes Fraze's Avatar


    Re: Cigar band table (image heavy)

    That's awesome.

    My wife tells me to do something like that with all my labels but I haven't stepped up to it yet.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts