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Project by Daren Nelson posted 12-04-2008 08:39 PM 3199 views 11 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I apologize for the grainy pictures, I am having camera troubles. Just a couple pieces of old nasty limb wood I sawmilled after a storm earlier in the year. I jointed a live edge book match for the top, made a simple but somewhat interesting base and there you have it. I really tried to get a better shot of the figure in the top…to no avail. I am liking using walnut sapwood in my projects more and more each time I do it. It took some digging to find just the right piece I wanted for the shelf/stretcher.
Comments and critiques welcome.

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/





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kolwdwrkr

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#1 posted 12-04-2008 08:42 PM

very nice

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#2 posted 12-04-2008 08:57 PM

Nice, thanks for sharing!

-- Fred, Georgia

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TimberMan

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#3 posted 12-04-2008 08:58 PM

Looks great. What kind of finish did you put on it. I am about to make a rustic dinning table and i’m trying to figure out what type of clear coat to put on that will hold up against kids and also not amber or change color.

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pommy

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#4 posted 12-04-2008 09:05 PM

Sweet it looks cool

andy

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#5 posted 12-04-2008 09:06 PM

I reallyl ike it. I’m guessing the keys are just sapwood, making the whole project walnut only? How large would you say this is. I’m guessing coffee table sized because the bottom shelf might prevent people from sitting at it? Its a great piece of work. Thanks for posting it.

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Daren Nelson

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#6 posted 12-04-2008 09:12 PM

HokieMojo, yep you guessed it sapwood dutchmen. And it is a coffee table 42” long, 24”+/- wide (varies) and 20” tall.

TimberMan. I just used a clear poly.

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/

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TexasTimbers

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#7 posted 12-04-2008 09:13 PM

Man I love that. Every time I see one of your pieces it makes me want to just stop all what I gota do and make some dust and shavings.

I like using the sap in bw too. Just adds tons more character.

I love that design. What’s the finish?

BTW I didn’t think the grain was “too busy” on the ERC prototype . . . I dug it.

-- "Sure, listen to what the experts have to say, just don't let it get in the way of your woodworking."

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#8 posted 12-04-2008 09:27 PM

Beautiful table. Looks like mirror coat fininsh. Great job.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 12-04-2008 10:06 PM

Super duper! Beautiful. Don’t know why, but I like that bottom shelf in there.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#10 posted 12-04-2008 10:56 PM

What a beautiful piece. Walnut being my favorite, I’d love to have a few pieces of “old nasty limb wood” to make that kind of project.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#11 posted 12-05-2008 12:14 AM

very nice! i love the sapwood and the bookmatching is cool because it has the same sapwood on both sides! i like that base too!

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scott shangraw

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#12 posted 12-05-2008 12:31 AM

Nice slabs on the table top.And nice design also.

-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com

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#13 posted 12-05-2008 12:42 AM

Perfect example of both perfect bookmatching and the use of sawpwood to highlight the heartwood. You’re breaking my heart. But I think you ought to get back to milling or we’re going to have to start call you a furniture maker and drop the Urban Logging title. [You seem to be pulling off both nicely- it aint fair! lol]

-- Wonderful new things are coming! - God

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#14 posted 12-05-2008 01:35 AM

Gorgeous use of timber, Daren. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#15 posted 12-05-2008 02:11 AM

Beautiful table. I had always thought that sapwood was less interesting until you mentioned something on a forum topic awhile back about staining sapwood. Since then, I’ve looked at it quite differently and come to appreciate what it can add to a piece. Particularly walnut. Beware, though, one of these days I’m going to find out where central Illinois is and pop in just to see your lumber. You find some of the best looking boards.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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