Live edge walnut coffee table with maple insert

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Project by mds2 posted 07-08-2015 02:58 PM 1742 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.

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

Very classy!

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#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?

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

Fit and finish on these is exemplary .


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#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?

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#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.

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

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

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

The finish is shellac and wax.

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

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

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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

What a great effect!!!

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