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Live edge walnut coffee table

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Project by crossroad posted 11-11-2015 02:12 AM 1239 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I got this slab 3 years ago, I put it in my shed with the rest and forgot about until someone called and said they wanted a 6 ft live edge coffee table with a lot of character. It was a 10 footer that I cut to 6’ and started router planing. When I put MS on it to see what I had, my 1st thought was “Dear Lord, please don’t let me mess this up”. I’d never seen a more gorgeous slab. The top and legs are walnut and the stretcher is cherry. The finish is 1 coat of my 1/3 P&L 38, 1/3 BLO, 1/3 MS, followed by 2 coats of gloss Arm-R- Seal and 2 coats of satin Arm-R Seal. Thanks for looking

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





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#1 posted 11-11-2015 02:16 AM

Beautiful wood, awesome job

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

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#2 posted 11-11-2015 05:38 AM

FAN-BLOOMIN-TASTIC. Great piece of wood and a great job. Congratulations.

Thanks for sharing.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#3 posted 11-11-2015 05:53 AM

Totally beautiful.

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#4 posted 11-11-2015 07:13 AM

If you ever need someone to clean out your shed for you let me know … I will do it for free …

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#5 posted 11-11-2015 07:19 AM

Great-looking slab and interesting leg designs. How are the legs attached to the top?

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#6 posted 11-11-2015 09:25 AM

It’s a very impressive table. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 11-11-2015 02:54 PM

beautiful wood and table

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#8 posted 11-11-2015 03:28 PM

Looks amazing. I’m trying to build something similar using a slab of cherry. Could you explain your joinery a bit please?

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#9 posted 11-11-2015 10:17 PM

Real nice looking table there. I like leg design with the live edge slab on top.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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#10 posted 11-12-2015 12:40 AM

Well – you made me have to sign in. Gorgeous bench. The difference between ‘just an old board’ and a work of art is knowing ‘just how much to take away’ in ‘just the right spots’. You did that very well.

-- Develop your character -- for it becomes your destiny. Jerry - Mannford, Ok

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#11 posted 11-12-2015 12:49 AM

Man that’s a great looking coffee table! I love the walnut/cherry combo—and I just love that slab!!

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

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#12 posted 11-12-2015 10:48 AM

Amazing ….... Wow

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

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#13 posted 11-12-2015 02:56 PM

My apologies for referring to your beautiful coffee table as a bench!


Well – you made me have to sign in. Gorgeous bench. The difference between just an old board and a work of art is knowing just how much to take away in just the right spots . You did that very well.

- JerryLH


-- Develop your character -- for it becomes your destiny. Jerry - Mannford, Ok

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

The edge looks incredible! Nice pices of wood and table.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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