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Project by LoganN posted 02-26-2015 02:32 AM 1408 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table was designed over a year and a half ago to feature a beautiful and unique Spalted maple board I bought, along with a gorgeous piece of 6/4 curly maple. I have been dreaming of this design for a long time and I finally made it a reality. This is made of maple, curly apple, Spalted maple, and walnut.
The leg is mortised into the top and bottom support beams and the side supports are dovetailed into the top and bottom portions. The tenons are held in place using dowels. The middle shelf is dadoed into the leg. The cracks in the Spalted maple are reinforced using wenge bow ties. (I was going to use rosewood, but cleaning it up caused me to almost lose the tip of my ring finger, so I went with something easier to work!) this was the first time I have done bow ties and it was very difficult with the Spalted maple. It tried to break apart many times, but I was able to stabilize it.
The finish is danish oil and wipe on poly – it took over a week to finish it, but the finish is beautiful and worth it, I believe.
Comment are welcome – I hope you enjoy the way this looks as much as I do!





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#1 posted 02-26-2015 10:54 AM

Nice. Not sure if you would call it modern or futuristic but you sure don’t have to worry about duplicates. I’m sure someone will want to grab that right away.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#2 posted 02-26-2015 01:17 PM

Nice Logan. Vey unique. If you turn it around so the other side faces the wall, you could call it your “ZZ Top table”

I gotta admit, the first glimpse I had of it made me think of an ironing board LOL

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#3 posted 02-27-2015 01:16 AM

A VERY unique table with some striking woods and some involved joinery. I too had the ironong board thought when I first saw it :)

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

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#4 posted 02-27-2015 01:28 AM

Definitive looks great I love it

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#5 posted 02-27-2015 02:17 PM

great!! One of the best designs I have seen of late.
Thanks for sharing

-- shuja

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#6 posted 02-27-2015 07:55 PM

I didn’t see the ironing board. I was thinking more Star Trek which is why I came up with futuristic or modern. Still guaranteed to be a great focal point in any room

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#7 posted 02-27-2015 08:20 PM

Thanks for the great comments! I never thought of the ironing board either, until someone else pointed it out, and then I was a little upset about that image! I also think from the front and the bottom it has a sort of aircraft carrier look! By the way, I really enjoyed designing and making this table – I have some additional designs and ideas to go along with others that I might do in the future.
Jim, I’m glad you like it! You might even get a chance to see it at the art show this summer if it doesn’t sell before then! I’m still looking forward to getting together sometime!

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#8 posted 02-27-2015 10:06 PM

Definitely one of those pieces that won’t be for every décor but the right person will come along and have to have it.

With few exceptions I work in the shop every weekend or am available to come hang with you. You have more commitments than I do. Let me know what is good for you and we can plan to visit each other’s shop.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#9 posted 03-29-2015 05:44 PM

That looks absolutely lovely!

-- It's worth every moment of effort you put in if the kids enjoy it!

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#10 posted 04-09-2015 12:41 AM

The woman who bought the table from me set it underneath her Salvador Dali! That is amazing!

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#11 posted 08-01-2015 11:05 PM

That is cooler than the other side of the pillow. Do you know who Paul Sirofchuck is? This looks sort of something that he would build. Awesome stuff.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#12 posted 08-22-2015 02:37 AM

I’ll look him up! Thanks again!

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