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Project by jcsterling posted 11-03-2015 06:39 PM 2111 views 8 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

4’ x 7’ maple slab with maple base. Just wrapping up this project in time for the fine furnishing show in Rhode Island. This table will obviously be the centerpiece of my booth. Lots of issues had to be addressed with this piece…spalting,splits,insect damage, overgrown hardware (nails), and a few stray bullets..This is the second slab that i have used from this tree and i have 2 more.

-- John , Central PA , www.jcsterling.com on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776





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#1 posted 11-03-2015 06:43 PM

Really beautiful. Great job

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-03-2015 06:54 PM

what an amazing piece of work!!!

-- You can tell a lot about your wife by her hands, for example if they are around your throat she's prolly pissed off at you...

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#3 posted 11-03-2015 09:11 PM

gorgeous wood.

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#4 posted 11-03-2015 09:12 PM

great looking table

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#5 posted 11-03-2015 11:59 PM

That is a really fine table. How did you finish it? I really like the grain and spalting figure, though it must have been a chore to work. How did you flatten and smooth the slab?

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#6 posted 11-04-2015 12:40 AM

That’s a beautiful table! I love that live-edge slab, and those butterflies!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#7 posted 11-04-2015 12:43 AM

Beautiful table! Wish I could saw 4’ wide slabs on my mill. Love the bowties and character of this slab. Need a close up of the bullets.

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

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#8 posted 11-04-2015 01:43 AM

Stunning workmanship.

-- Gary, Florida

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#9 posted 11-04-2015 02:56 AM

Incredible piece-hopefully your booth in R.I. will get a lot of attention.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#10 posted 11-04-2015 03:04 AM

Dude, seriously? Wow, that’s beautiful!

-- "Why am I soft in the middle when the rest of my life is so hard?"

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#11 posted 11-04-2015 09:34 AM

One the best tables I’ve seen on here and there uave been some great ones. Love this.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 11-04-2015 02:57 PM

Thank you everyone.

-- John , Central PA , www.jcsterling.com on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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#13 posted 11-04-2015 03:24 PM

Instant Favorite! Great use of some lovely material, man. That must be your shop elf in the last pic.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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