|Project by StLouisWoodworker||posted 07-08-2007 10:36 PM||3108 views||3 times favorited||25 comments|
On a recent driving trip to South Florida, I managed to purchase a 6/4 thick, 7’ long slab of Cuban mahogany with two live edges, with spalting along each edge. I turned it into the coffee table pictured. I made one leg of the table by cutting off a portion of the board and jointing it back on at 90 degrees. The joinery is through dovetails that are mitered along the outer edges so the spalting flows around the corner continuously. A friend who volunteers at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis provided the picture of leaves and flowers of a Cuban mahogany tree, and these were used to paint a representation of them flowing around the folded edge. The finish I used is 3 coats of shellac, 3 coats of urathane oil top coat, and one coat of polycrystalline wax. Dimensions: height 17”, length 54”, width varies between 18” and 15”.
-- Don Snyder (38.6N, 90.3W)