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Project by MKBurnett posted 130 days ago 935 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started with a nice 10/4 walnut crotch slab. I went through many revisions of trying to make it look thinner, but ultimately decided to have it resawn to 6/4 and used the leftover 3/4 for a shelf. (Scott Wunder @ wunderwoods did the resaw for me and I bought the wood -one slab- for the legs from him as well)

The shape for the top went through many revisions as well. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.

I may try buffing out the top – as i never have tried it before – once the lacquer cues.





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Lanaug

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#1 posted 130 days ago

wow, that is really nice. The walnut on top has some beautiful figure in it. Nice job on the leg slabs too. Really well done.

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#2 posted 130 days ago

Realy chunky, it must be quite heavy

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 130 days ago

It’s a beautiful table out of beautiful wood.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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woodchuckerNJ

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#4 posted 130 days ago

Really nice figure and like Lanaug said.

That’s some slab to resaw.. That must have been a huge band saw.

-- Jeff NJ

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#5 posted 130 days ago

This is way cool,great job.

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#6 posted 130 days ago

Mann that is beautiful, I love it

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Monte Pittman

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#7 posted 130 days ago

You did a beautiful job on this. Really brought the beauty out in the wood.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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david38

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#8 posted 130 days ago

looks great

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mike1950

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#9 posted 130 days ago

Nice table- BEAUTIFUL chunk of wood.

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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watermark

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#10 posted 130 days ago

Beautiful piece. I like the shelf idea.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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#11 posted 129 days ago

Love it. Looks like a nice solid piece. Cheers!

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bowtie

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#12 posted 129 days ago

beautiful

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#13 posted 129 days ago

You have turned that walnut slab into a gorgeous coffee table. Excellent job on that! Such a brilliant work!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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