rustic coffee table

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Project by LorieBeth posted 04-19-2009 02:47 AM 2075 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The frame is maple and hickory the top is 4’ by 2’ inlayed flagstone.
The story…I wanted to make a stone top table out of this beautiful peice of 2’sq flagstone I had. (the last picture) Flagstone is made up of natural layers & one side of this piece was absolutely perfect. It sat in the shop for months & when I went to use it one of the corners had chipped off about an even 1/8” deep. So instead of scrapping it I decided to make the edge of the crack interesting & fill it in. The result is what you see here. I’ve made about a dozen of them in all sizes. Now when I get a piece of stone I’m looking for natural cracks to work off of. Then I chisel them out to make them even & interesting letting it break more so where it wants. Then I make a patteren & cut out the shape. Then glue it in with epoxy.


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#1 posted 04-19-2009 03:06 AM

I love the look, but can’t get my mind around how you inlaid wood into stone. Very Nice.

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.

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#2 posted 04-19-2009 04:06 AM

That looks great! You can’t just show pictures of finished projects, you must share the knowledge of how you do that in a blog!

Great work! And so it is with your other pieces as well.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 04-19-2009 04:28 AM

Another winner good job

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#4 posted 04-19-2009 06:40 AM

Really unique work You are doing .

Thanks for sharing with us and welcome to Lumberjocks community.

-- Not my woodworking

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#5 posted 04-19-2009 06:14 PM

Great work, unique and beautiful a great combination.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 04-19-2009 07:20 PM

This must weigh a freakin ton! I love it!

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#7 posted 08-18-2009 03:13 AM

Looks AWESOME !!!! Great job, I take it you used a scroll saw to cut the wood inlay?

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#8 posted 08-25-2009 11:53 PM


-- "Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing." - Thomas Jefferson

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