Walnut Slab Table

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Project by BillG posted 1939 days ago 1984 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 1939 days ago

Nice work Bill!


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#2 posted 1939 days ago

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 1938 days ago

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

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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#4 posted 1938 days ago

nice work.

-- hap, gunbarrel city tx.

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#5 posted 1936 days ago

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 1936 days ago

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 917 days ago

Very nice.

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