Spalted Maple End Table

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Project by jaykaypur posted 05-16-2014 05:42 PM 1419 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This maple comes from 2 different sources but both are local “trash” wood and I LOVE that trash wood. Have a bunch of the maple that the leg/stand came from for future projects too. Used a drum sander on the top and hand sanded the sides of the stand. All cuts on this project were made with a chain saw. The table measures 24” tall and the top is 16” x 12”. The stands bottom measures 6” x 6”. Took me a while to get it level and stable but finally got it done and it is very useable and stable. Applied several coats of Danish oil, several coats of wipe-on poly and one coat of wax. Buffed and buffed and buffed. This turned out very nice and proves that even I can still pleasantly surprise myself. Thanks for the looks and comments.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#1 posted 05-16-2014 05:43 PM

Very cool design. I really like the look.

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

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#2 posted 05-16-2014 05:53 PM

This wood is so beautiful! I like your design with the natural edges very much!

Last winter, I had to cut down a tree, and some days ago, I chopped the wood. Suddenly I found really beautiful colored pieces and I thought: “what a stupid idiot decided to make short pieces of firewood from that beautiful lumber?”

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#3 posted 05-16-2014 07:02 PM

Lovin’ it!!!!!!!

-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#4 posted 05-16-2014 07:07 PM

Great looking maple. Those jagged edges are cool. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 05-16-2014 07:30 PM

Great look,but ain’t it tipsy?

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#6 posted 05-16-2014 08:12 PM

Wayne Dailey…...nope. Aint a tip to it unless you put a real heavy weight on the very front of it. Its stable and solid. n Thanks for the comment.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 05-17-2014 02:09 AM

Jay you always amaze me with your gift of turning “firewood” into art

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

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#8 posted 05-17-2014 11:45 AM

Love it!
Gonna have to keep this one in mind.

-- Doug...

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#9 posted 05-17-2014 03:28 PM

I don’t know how you can see those beautiful pieces hiding within the wood pile!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#10 posted 05-19-2014 12:33 AM

Very cool… ‘scuse me while I go out and look at my wood pile… :)

-- Malcolm Laurel -

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#11 posted 05-19-2014 03:55 AM

Very cool piece. You did well to see a table in that pile of “fire wood”

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

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#12 posted 05-19-2014 04:05 AM

nice eye! its art when you can find it in the woodpile before its really there…great creation!

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#13 posted 05-23-2014 01:39 AM

WowZa! That’s cool

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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