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Black walnut and maple accent table

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Project by revanson11 posted 02-14-2015 05:08 PM 2228 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I picked up a slice of black walnut burl last spring while at a woodworking show in Iowa. I stared at it for nine months before deciding what to do with it. The board was 13” X 30” X 3/4” but one end of it was warped. So, after long deliberation I decided to make a small accent table and use some maple that I also picked up in Iowa for the tapered legs. This is my first attempt at making legs with a four sided taper and I ended up using my band saw and jointer to get it accomplished. I used a rattle can of Deft lacquer to finish the table as I didn’t want to darken the wood at all.

-- Randy, Central MN





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TheWoodfather

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#1 posted 02-14-2015 06:00 PM

That’s a beautiful table, it has a real quality look about it. Well done. And put a cloth doily under that statue :-P

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#2 posted 02-14-2015 10:31 PM

Nice looking table and nice piece of walnut.

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#3 posted 02-15-2015 01:26 AM

Wow, there’s something really elegant about it. Great job.

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#4 posted 02-15-2015 01:37 AM

Beautiful!

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#5 posted 02-15-2015 03:16 AM

Awesome figure in that Walnut…nice table : )

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#6 posted 02-15-2015 01:56 PM

I really like the color contrast between the walnut and maple. As soon as I saw the tapered legs, I said, “Wow! Why didn’t I put a taper on the legs of the shaker end tables?!”

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#7 posted 02-15-2015 04:52 PM

Wow, That is gorgeous! Nice job

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#8 posted 02-15-2015 05:59 PM

If I’d made this I would just sit and rub my hands on it for three days. Beautiful.

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#9 posted 02-15-2015 06:40 PM

RadioActiveRich, if your going to be rubbing the top can I give you some paste wax to rub in? Thanks for the comment.

-- Randy, Central MN

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