Walnut Slab Table

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Project by BillG posted 12-25-2008 03:34 PM 2560 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to replace a coffee table in my family room that I made when I was in 10th grade. It was nice, but simple, dated and was made with a metal frame with a mahogany top. I saved the top since it is 1 1/8” thick. The new table is made from three knoted slabs of black walnut. The biggest slab became the top and the two smaller slabs became the legs, stretcher and drawer. It is doweled at all joints with pocket screws for additional support holding on the top. The finish is one coat of Bush Oil with five coats of satin, wipe on polyurethane, rubbed out between coats.

This was a Christmas present for my wife.

-- Bill G - West Springfield, MA

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#1 posted 12-25-2008 04:02 PM

Nice work Bill!


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#2 posted 12-25-2008 06:58 PM

Good looking table. The finish is really outstanding. Should be enjoyed for many years to come.

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

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#3 posted 12-26-2008 08:56 AM

Fantastic grain pattern and you did a great job with the building and finishing of this table . Happy Holidays : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 12-26-2008 08:06 PM

nice work.

-- hap, gunbarrel city tx.

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#5 posted 12-28-2008 05:45 PM

Very nice Bill. I have some walnut slabs I have been trying to decide what project deserves them most. I think a coffee table might be it.

-- Scott,New York,

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#6 posted 12-28-2008 07:23 PM

Beautiful Work. I just cant pass up a project like this. Nice finish, very attractive.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#7 posted 10-13-2011 03:13 PM

Very nice.

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