Walnut slab coffee table

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Project by MKBurnett posted 04-22-2014 11:54 AM 1590 views 1 time 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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#1 posted 04-22-2014 12:24 PM

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 04-22-2014 01:30 PM

Realy chunky, it must be quite heavy

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#3 posted 04-22-2014 02:04 PM

It’s a beautiful table out of beautiful wood.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 04-22-2014 02:09 PM

Really nice figure and like Lanaug said.

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

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#5 posted 04-22-2014 02:14 PM

This is way cool,great job.

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#6 posted 04-22-2014 06:51 PM

Mann that is beautiful, I love it

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#7 posted 04-22-2014 07:02 PM

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

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 04-22-2014 07:56 PM

looks great

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#9 posted 04-23-2014 02:42 AM

Nice table- BEAUTIFUL chunk of wood.

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#10 posted 04-23-2014 03:40 AM

Beautiful piece. I like the shelf idea.

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#11 posted 04-23-2014 10:03 AM

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

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#12 posted 04-23-2014 10:12 AM


-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#13 posted 04-23-2014 08:52 PM

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

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