Live Edge Spalted Maple Night Stands

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Project by CClark86 posted 08-03-2014 07:13 PM 1215 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Live edge spalted maple night stands with three shelves. Made from two consecutive boards of the same spalted maple log, one walnut board, a piece of spalted pin oak and cherry cutoffs from previous projects. One of the spalted maple boards was filled with clear bar-top epox, which gives it a neat effect. The two spalted maple shelves on each stand are made from the same spalted maple board that was cut in half.

The stands were made as a surprise gift to my father and mother in law. Each stand has different top shelf to it: one has a flat, circular shelf made for holding my mother in law’s reading lamp and the other has a reading glasses / TV remote stand for my father in law. The stop shelves have greene and greene style finger joints with exaggerated cherry pins. The feet are mortised through the bottom shelves and I made pyramid shaped walnut caps for them. This is the first project I have used my father’s old mortiser. The thing is 20 years old and was never set up or turned on before this… crazy that it still works after all this time.

Finishing procedure was sanding to 4000 grit and finishing with two coats of boiled linseed oil. Decided not to add any poly to the shelves for extra protection as I don’t anticipate they will receive much punishment.



-- Hobbyist Homebrewer, Woodworker, Glider Pilot. But only ever two at the same time.

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#1 posted 08-17-2014 02:07 AM

Very nice rustic night stands!!................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 09-14-2014 08:13 PM

And a great choice of woods with a nice finish. Beautiful.

-- Brad, Texas,

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