Natural Edge Elm Table

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Project by Roger Gaborski posted 08-31-2009 03:07 AM 3766 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The table was designed to support a large flat panel television. The elm slab is 60 inches long and 23 inches wide. The bark was stabilized with cyanoacrylate glue. The Mission style base was constructed from two L-shaped supports made from black walnut and mahogany.


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#1 posted 08-31-2009 03:12 AM

That’s an interesting base, was it made to fit around a speaker or other components? Beautiful grain on that elm.

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#2 posted 08-31-2009 03:18 AM

Very pretty. I like the stabilized bark.

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#3 posted 08-31-2009 03:27 AM

As for the base, for now I wanted an open look. Speakers in the future are a definite possibility.

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#4 posted 08-31-2009 03:29 AM

very cool most unique great job

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#5 posted 08-31-2009 04:26 AM

What a great looking top!

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#6 posted 08-31-2009 05:45 AM

I have seen a few other elm projects and the wood is beautiful and your use is quite wonderful. Love the leg structure.

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#7 posted 08-31-2009 04:52 PM

The table is beautiful!

How do you use CA glue to set the bark?

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#8 posted 08-31-2009 05:00 PM

I simply saturated the bark with the CA glue. I’ve also used a similar approach on natural edge bowls with good success.

-- Roger Gaborski,

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#9 posted 09-05-2009 06:21 AM

Great table!! I love elm, it’s such a joy to cut. A little tricky to dry sometimes but well worth it. Once again, great build!

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