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Tiger Maple Coffee Table (live edge)

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Project by BillG posted 02-28-2009 09:48 PM 8132 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second slab table I worked on. It is going to my place on the lake in Maine, so rustic is what I wanted. The two slabs were rough to start and surfacing was required. I included with this table a cribbage board made from the same slab as the legs and stretcher. The board stores on a shelf under the front of the table top. Since the cribbage board size was unique, I needed to manually do the layout for all 500 holes. The top is 2 1/2” thick and the legs, stretcher and cribbage board are 1” thick. They also came out of a single slab that was about 12 feet long. I finished it with one coat of Bush Oil and 5 coats of Waterlox.

The wood was purchased in Rumford Maine at a unique wood supplier that specializes in birds eye, tiger and quilted maple. It is called Wood Workers Paradise and is located on route 2 just west of Rumford. They have quite a selection.

-- Bill G - West Springfield, MA





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swirlsandburls

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#1 posted 02-28-2009 10:26 PM

Wow, this piece will certainly grace your lake home. It would do an art gallery justice. The design and finishing are very well done. Where did you get the slab? Kind of hard to come by!

-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general

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Popeye Jr.

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#2 posted 02-28-2009 10:51 PM

very nice piece, That will be a cnversation piece for a long time to come. great job.
Cheers

-- People who say it cannot be done should not interup those who are doing it

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tinnman65

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#3 posted 02-28-2009 11:53 PM

Very nice table Bill, That’s some beautiful grain.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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joey

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#4 posted 02-28-2009 11:54 PM

Nice looking table. I really like the design.

Joey

-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio http://sleepydogwoodworking.blogspot.com/

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#5 posted 03-01-2009 03:13 AM

oh…..my…..

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#6 posted 03-01-2009 05:59 AM

Excellent!

-- Dave, North Dakota,http://www.northdakotanart.com

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#7 posted 03-01-2009 09:01 AM

Absolutely astonishing! I am in envy! In 18 years, rarely have I seen its equal. :)

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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BillG

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#8 posted 03-01-2009 03:15 PM

The wood was purchased in Rumford Maine at a unique wood supplier that specializes in birds eye, tiger and quilted maple. It is called Wood Workers Paradise and is located on route 2 just west of Rumford. They have quite a selection.

-- Bill G - West Springfield, MA

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#9 posted 03-01-2009 04:30 PM

Looks great, really love that wood. Wood Workers Paradise seems like the right name for a place that you can buy wood like that.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#10 posted 03-01-2009 04:44 PM

Excellent table. Let the wood shine in its own way. Great project Bill!

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#11 posted 03-01-2009 07:39 PM

Excellent job on both projects ! The finish adds alot to that beautiful grain and I like the hideaway board location idea : ) Have a great day , neighbor !

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

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#12 posted 03-01-2009 11:30 PM

Beautiful!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#13 posted 03-04-2009 02:15 PM

Well done Bill!! Glad to hear you have a camp up here in the great white north. where abouts is your camp?

I shop at Woodworkers Paradise exclusively for all of my lumber! They are great! Dave takes good care of me every time i walk in the door. The only problem being that i live 2hrs away….. well worth the drive!

Great work
Nick

-- Nick, Maine; www.nwbwoodworks.com/blog

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