Spalted Maple X-leg table

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Project by jaykaypur posted 46 days ago 1062 views 3 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 46 days ago

Very cool. It would be a great hall table.

-- 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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#2 posted 46 days ago

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 46 days ago

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 46 days ago

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

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

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#5 posted 45 days ago

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

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

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#7 posted 45 days ago

That’s perfect!

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

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#9 posted 45 days ago

Very nice!!!

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#10 posted 45 days ago

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 45 days ago

Great piece!!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 45 days ago

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 45 days ago

looks great

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#14 posted 45 days ago

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 45 days ago

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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