Sentimental Coffee Table

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Project by saw4fun posted 03-27-2015 04:45 PM 1936 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Very Very fun build! The Walnut was milled from a log the customers grandfather had put away in a barn 50some years ago. It was a cracked and ate up mess but he wanted a mantle made out of it for his mother so we went ahead and milled it. This is what was left-over after the mantle was made. The cracks and other voids consumed at least a half gallon of epoxy to fill. He wanted a cedar boarder on it so I dug out a nice book-matched set. Also wanted bow-ties incorporated somehow so I cut them out and fastened the legs through the bottom of the cut then used the figured ash bow-ties to cover the fasteners. Approximately 42” wide by 7’ long. Applied numerous coats of thinned poly, then steel wooled and went back over with wax which added a very pleasant feel to it. Even with its basic construction I still had all of 50hours into the making.

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#1 posted 03-27-2015 05:20 PM

Love it…..You sure the wood was dry enough….LoL

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#2 posted 03-27-2015 08:21 PM

Surprisingly enough,, I let the wood sit for a week before using it and it did dry down a little further!

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#3 posted 03-27-2015 08:47 PM

looks great

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#4 posted 03-27-2015 08:49 PM

Absolutely beautiful

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#5 posted 03-28-2015 12:07 AM

You did a great job on a difficult piece. That walnut looks a LOT like some mesquite I got from the hill country of Texas. But it would have had a totally different smell when milled. Not sure I have seen that kind of bug damage in walnut heartwood but it’s common in mesquite.

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

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#6 posted 03-29-2015 09:43 PM

Thanks guys! gfadvm- It was definitely walnut, and I had never seen such bug work either. Was nothing active left though fortunately..

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