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Project by crossroad posted 06-10-2015 11:39 PM 1083 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m not a huge fan of oak, but this slab had so much character I had to take a chance. There were areas that were`punky, so, after router-planing, I bathed it with a couple of coats of slightly thinned epoxy and then a full strength coat to fill the open grain areas. After sanding back down to wood (80, 120,150,240,320), I applied 6 or 7 coats of my version of Maloof’s mixture, 1/3 MS, 1/3 pure tung oil, 1/3 P&L 38. I’ve always loved the clarity of the P&L 38, though it’s getting harder to find. The legs are also oak with a walnut dowel bridge. Thanks for checking it out

-- "Why am I soft in the middle when the rest of my life is so hard?"





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gfadvm

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#1 posted 06-11-2015 12:13 AM

I love it. Definitely my kind of table. Got any pics of the legs from underneath?

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 06-11-2015 12:32 AM

Great looking table. I know how hard it is to round up all the punky area to make it solid. Nice job on it!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 06-11-2015 01:31 PM

very nice

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143harley

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#4 posted 06-11-2015 03:33 PM

This table is breath- taking. We have a
Dog- trot house with a brick/ stone fireplace and this table would be perfect!!!!!

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BCDesign

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#5 posted 06-11-2015 09:46 PM

I love live edge natural looking tables and pieces,the curves on the legs really make this piece stand out!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain https://www.youtube.com/user/bazza866/videos

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leafherder

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#6 posted 06-11-2015 10:56 PM

Great job! Just out of curiosity what are the dimensions? Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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crossroad

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#7 posted 06-12-2015 01:16 AM

Thank all of you for your kind words. Leafhearder, the dimensions are 42X54

-- "Why am I soft in the middle when the rest of my life is so hard?"

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Ken90712

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#8 posted 06-12-2015 02:27 AM

Great table and agree I’m not a big Oak fan as well. This slabof Oak is worthy though. Love all the character. I have been looking for a slab for a while do make one of these as well. I’m hoping to fimd a Burl slab. Where did you get yours?

Great work more pics would have been nice as yout just teasing us.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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crossroad

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#9 posted 06-12-2015 03:27 AM

Thanks, Ken. I picked this particular slab up at a small mill in the mighty metropolis of Hope, Ark while visiting my folks. I’ve also got about 15 walnut slabs that I’ve found in and around the Kansas City area

-- "Why am I soft in the middle when the rest of my life is so hard?"

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Sasha

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#10 posted 06-12-2015 06:26 PM

It’s cool…...... (5 balls). I take off a hat. It is much more beautiful than office furniture. Miracle.

-- Ganchik Sasha

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crossroad

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#11 posted 06-12-2015 09:57 PM

Thank you, Sasha

-- "Why am I soft in the middle when the rest of my life is so hard?"

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DocSavage45

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#12 posted 06-16-2015 02:54 AM

I like your choice of feet/legs. Any chance of seeing another angle?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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crossroad

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#13 posted 06-16-2015 04:03 AM

Sorry Thomas, this piece now sits in my cousin’s house in Arkansas. I’ll be there in a couple of weeks and will take more pics. Thanks

-- "Why am I soft in the middle when the rest of my life is so hard?"

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DocSavage45

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#14 posted 06-16-2015 05:16 AM

Lived there for 5 years when Bill was Governor. I miss the smells and the Ozarks. Bifg time!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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helluvawreck

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#15 posted 06-16-2015 03:07 PM

This table turned out nicely and has a lot of character. The slab is beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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