Mesquite Coffee Table Live Edge

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Project by Blackie_ posted 10-19-2014 02:29 PM 4061 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Live edge Mesquite coffee table.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#1 posted 10-19-2014 03:24 PM

Nicely done—great to see you expanding your comfort zone.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 10-19-2014 03:58 PM

Very well done. A nice match to your first table. The joinery looks just fine.

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

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#3 posted 10-19-2014 04:49 PM


Stepping outside the box and making mistakes once(LOL) is the way we learn. Then in my case remembering to do the thing learned again. LOL! Now you have to make comfortable chairs or a sofa for the media room?

When you have joining problems consider a Dutchman or a bow tie which George Nakashima used to stabilize large gaps.

Ya did good!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 10-19-2014 04:52 PM

Beautiful table, Randy. Nice way to preserve the natural edge!!
Cheers, Jim

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

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#5 posted 10-19-2014 06:07 PM

Outstanding, Randy.
You gotta love mesquite, voids and all.
I envy your ready access.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#6 posted 10-19-2014 07:02 PM

yes sir randy, your making some outstanding pieces….love it….just a idea for you, one thing i started to do was to give the wood i would put walnut on the bottom of the legs, makes them look a bit more classy…maybe give it a try sometime, but you did a great job here

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

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#7 posted 10-19-2014 10:05 PM

Love mesquite. Great job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 10-19-2014 10:12 PM

Nice! But then I love all things mesquite!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#9 posted 10-20-2014 12:11 AM

Thanks for all the great comments :) Thanks Grizz I’ll keep that in mind.

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#10 posted 10-20-2014 08:44 AM

What a beauty! Looks rock solid! Nice work Randy!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#11 posted 10-20-2014 11:42 AM

Looking good. All done thoughtfully.


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#12 posted 10-20-2014 12:35 PM

Super nice build Randy. A hefty table. Really like the natural edge also.

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

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#13 posted 10-20-2014 09:48 PM

I really like that mesquite…wish I had it around here. Great job!

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#14 posted 10-21-2014 12:17 AM

Beautiful coffee table! I love that live edge!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#15 posted 10-21-2014 03:06 AM

looks great Randy. Its safe to say that you did that tree justice, and its also pretty cool that you got it off you property- there’s something even more fulfilling.

Now all you need is a live edge sofa table to match!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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