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Natural Edge Elm Table

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Project by Roger Gaborski posted 1796 days ago 3158 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.

Roger

-- Roger Gaborski, http://www.gaborski.com





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BeachedBones

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#1 posted 1796 days ago

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

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.

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rowdy

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#2 posted 1796 days ago

Very pretty. I like the stabilized bark.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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Roger Gaborski

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#3 posted 1796 days ago

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

-- Roger Gaborski, http://www.gaborski.com

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1796 days ago

very cool most unique great job

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Innovator

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#5 posted 1796 days ago

What a great looking top!

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kcrandy

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#6 posted 1796 days ago

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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Mick

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#7 posted 1796 days ago

The table is beautiful!

How do you use CA glue to set the bark?

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Roger Gaborski

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#8 posted 1796 days ago

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

-- Roger Gaborski, http://www.gaborski.com

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saw4fun

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#9 posted 1791 days ago

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!

-- There is no such thing as scrap wood! Rastus NE www.nativelumber.net

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