Live edge walnut coffee table with maple insert

  • Advertise with us
Project by mds2 posted 07-08-2015 02:58 PM 1605 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is something that I have wanted to try for a couple years. When I was digging through my stack of walnut I came across two pieces of a branch that were book matched. Perfect. I built this table by ripping off one of the live edges of each walnut piece. I then made templates out of plywood. I used those templates to match everything up. I am very happy with how it turned out, and I plan on making a couple more.

9 comments so far

View crsowa's profile


36 posts in 1567 days

#1 posted 07-08-2015 02:59 PM

Very classy!

-- Chris, Chef by day, wood worker by night... And most weekends...

View bobasaurus's profile


2958 posts in 2759 days

#2 posted 07-08-2015 04:55 PM

Pretty unique, must have been hard to get them to fit perfectly. What finish did you use?

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

View Rick M's profile

Rick M

8653 posts in 1955 days

#3 posted 07-08-2015 04:58 PM

Fit and finish on these is exemplary .


View gfadvm's profile


14940 posts in 2265 days

#4 posted 07-09-2015 12:10 AM

Great looking table top. The plywood templates were used with a router to get the perfect fit?

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

View Milton Toal's profile

Milton Toal

107 posts in 1646 days

#5 posted 07-09-2015 01:44 AM

That is a lovely piece of work and beautifully selected woods. Well done!

-- Milton Toal, Doncaster, Melbourne Australia.

View Sprehe's profile


2 posts in 628 days

#6 posted 07-09-2015 09:40 AM

Excellent piece, looks fantastic. What type of finish did you use?

View mds2's profile


310 posts in 1520 days

#7 posted 07-09-2015 11:35 AM

The finish is shellac and wax.

View JayT's profile (online now)


5139 posts in 1786 days

#8 posted 07-09-2015 12:46 PM

Very cool! That walnut has some beautiful grain and it looks great contrasted with the maple.

-- Pay heed all who enter: Beware of "the Phog" Rock Chalk, Jayhawk

View Holt's profile


123 posts in 2204 days

#9 posted 07-09-2015 02:33 PM

What a great effect!!!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics