Spalted Maple X-leg table

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Project by jaykaypur posted 06-12-2014 01:31 AM 1556 views 4 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Used a chainsaw, various sanders, and a drill on this. The legs are book-matched and the result of splitting a semi circle in two, lengthwise. The pile that this table came from is the last pic. The bowtie is actually 3/8” thick walnut with a copper overlay. You cant see it in the first pic but there are perpendicular maple 1/2” x 1/2” x 8” stabilizers flushed in the bottom of each leg to prevent it from tipping either way. The legs are doweled at three places where they meet in the middle and the top is doweled into each leg. Finished with Danish oil and a wax mix. Thanks for the looks and comments.

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

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#1 posted 06-12-2014 01:33 AM

Very cool. It would be a great hall table.

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

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#2 posted 06-12-2014 01:47 AM

That is spectacularly different! Love it. Design, wood & execution is great!!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#3 posted 06-12-2014 03:29 AM

Very unique style. Nice work.

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

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#4 posted 06-12-2014 08:32 AM

Wow such beautiful wood…. Great display of awesome wood.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 06-12-2014 10:13 AM

Beautiful table, I’m always impressed with the beauty you find in “scrap”

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

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#6 posted 06-12-2014 12:16 PM


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#7 posted 06-12-2014 12:32 PM

That’s perfect!

Great proportions, awesome grain and it’s a beaut.

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#8 posted 06-12-2014 01:07 PM


-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#9 posted 06-12-2014 01:29 PM

Very nice!!!

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#10 posted 06-12-2014 01:31 PM

Wonderful pieces you found in the cuttings! Great eye to know what IS a table and what is NOT a table!

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA,

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#11 posted 06-12-2014 01:32 PM

Great piece!!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 06-12-2014 03:49 PM

That is one good looking table. I bet you will never find another one just like it! Is the wood wet when you build it, or has it been lying around long enough to dry?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#13 posted 06-12-2014 07:57 PM

looks great

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#14 posted 06-12-2014 10:00 PM

holy wow, and wow, this is a one of a kind for sure, its beautiful…you sure did a wonderful job of showcasing this wood, and your talent as a rustic furniture maker are shown here in there best light….a clapping round of applause…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#15 posted 06-12-2014 11:01 PM

Thanks to all….and cajunpen, yes, the wood is completely dried.

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

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