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Project by RBWoodworker posted 1826 days ago 1795 views 6 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a tabletop I made of tiger Maple and Walnut.. it is NOT veneer but solid hardwoods.. it took me some time and there’s like 46 individual pieces of wood including plugs.. but it really turned out beautifully..

I added a picture of the tabletop with the base..the base is a Maloof type base with hardlines..

Some people might think the base looks a little small for the top, but it’s really bigger than the pictures show..

Also..I will say this.. even though this top is made of solid wood, and has had no problems (it’s almost 10 years old)..I probably will not make it this way again, due to the fact that if I shipped it somewhere where the humidity is not the same..I believe it would crack..I will do the table in veneer and will be posting a radial table made with the veneer soon..

-- Randall Child http://www.racfurniture.com/





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douglbe

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#1 posted 1826 days ago

Beautiful work.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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kfern

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#2 posted 1826 days ago

Wow very nice top.

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HallTree

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#3 posted 1826 days ago

That is great. You have a tabletop to be proud of. Waiting to see the base.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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Vince

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#4 posted 1826 days ago

Yes, it is very nice. What style of base are you going to do? Are you going to turn a pedestal?

-- Vince

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Packman

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#5 posted 1826 days ago

Great work and excellent contrast!

-- Handcrafted by RJ Paquin - Ohio

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steiner

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#6 posted 1826 days ago

Can’t wait to see it all finished. Novice questions of the day: What joinery is used? Are those dowels that go through to the maple that somehow facilitate wood movement? It’s beautiful!

-- Scott - Katy, Texas

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 1826 days ago

HI Randy;

This looks great! Nice job.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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RBWoodworker

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#8 posted 1826 days ago

Thanks everyone..yes.. the top was made to allow for movement of expanding and contracting.. it’s actually several years old and completed..I just don’t have a picture of it completed.. I own the table and has been in use at my home since I made it with no problems at all..it took me too long to make, and I didn’t want to go thru all the trouble of making another one..so I kept it..lol now..I’m thinking of doing it again..I will take more pictures of it to show the base..

-- Randall Child http://www.racfurniture.com/

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 1826 days ago

Very nice Table top and outstanding workmanship. looks great

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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RBWoodworker

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#10 posted 1825 days ago

Just so people don’t think that there’s gaps between the slices of maple.. I glued small slivers of walnut between each slice.. but from the picture..it would look like gaps between them..lol

-- Randall Child http://www.racfurniture.com/

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Don K.

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#11 posted 1814 days ago

WOW…my jaw dropped when I saw this. The attention to detail is amazing !!!

-- Don S.E. OK

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RBWoodworker

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#12 posted 1814 days ago

Thanks Don..I appreciate your kind words…. I had a good time making this and the coffee table is in my personal collection but I’m willing to make them for anyone who would like to buy one for themself..I will post more pictures of it finished tomorrow

-- Randall Child http://www.racfurniture.com/

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Pat Cavanaugh

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#13 posted 1752 days ago

You short-changed yourself Randall. By my math there are like 81 individual pieces to include the plugs. Incredible patience and craftsmanship.

-- Pat - Biloxi, MS

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patron

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#14 posted 1752 days ago

im getting 91 pieces ,
18 maple
18 walnut
18 walnut strips
36 plugs
1 circle
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91
beautifull table , nice work !
i get an A for today , do i win a table ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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RBWoodworker

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#15 posted 1751 days ago

LOL.. I think I’m going to have to recount all the pieces..and see who the winner is.. the walnut border is one piece for every 3 pie shaped slats..I scalloped them to match the curves and fitted them perfectly..

-- Randall Child http://www.racfurniture.com/

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