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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 01-29-2016 10:21 PM 1520 views 4 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a table for behind our couch in Az. It is a mesquite slab with the sap wood for the top and the legs are mesquite branches with all the bark and sap wood ground and sanded off. The branches had about 12 bugs in them when I cut through the sap wood. They will not drop any more yellow dust like they did before the grinding.
It is 35” high and finished with polyurethane varnish. The legs are behind the couch and will never be seen except for here.

Cheers, Jim!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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Randy_ATX

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#1 posted 01-29-2016 10:24 PM

Very nice Jim!!! If I may ask, how did you tenon the part of the leg that fits into the table?

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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peteg

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#2 posted 01-29-2016 10:27 PM

Way Way cool Jim, just love it with that sap edging both sides, the legs give it a genuine country cottage look, fabulous job mate, hope all going well down in AZ for you guys, hot n sticky here in Auckland very high humidity,
cheers bud
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 01-29-2016 10:40 PM

Thanks Randy and Pete!!!
Hi Randy. On the short piece, I turned the tenons with the branch between centers. On the crotch branches. I bored a 1 1/2” hole in the end with a Forstner bit and put in a mesquite dowel that I turned last year. I glued the dowels into the legs and just screwed the legs on with long screws going across through the dowel…so it can be knocked down very easily.

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 01-29-2016 10:44 PM

COOL table!

Did you just pickup the wood laying around in the woods or desert?

Good job!

Looks like a FUN project!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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BobWemm

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#5 posted 01-29-2016 10:45 PM

That is so very different, I love it. The sapwood contrast is supercool.
Great job mate.

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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Bobsboxes

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#6 posted 01-29-2016 10:54 PM

Very nicely done, cool.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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CFrye

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#7 posted 01-29-2016 11:03 PM

Beautiful mesquite slab table, Jim. Pray tell, how did you ensure the yellow dust will not recur? Seems a shame to hide those legs. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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UncleStumpy

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#8 posted 01-30-2016 12:00 AM

Very very sweet.

Don’t hide the legs! And I really like the Turquoise inlay too.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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Mark Wilson

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#9 posted 01-30-2016 12:12 AM

The top/slab is literally a Slab of a branch, I guess? Your Mesquites get big. Those legs are sexy, Jim. No need to hide them.

-- Mark

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Mean_Dean

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#10 posted 01-30-2016 12:47 AM

Very cool and unique looking table! The top is very attractive—and with those legs, it looks like it’s going to wander off!

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

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shipwright

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#11 posted 01-30-2016 12:52 AM

Welcome back Jim.

Nice desert piece, even looks like it’s been into the tequila. :-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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kiefer

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#12 posted 01-30-2016 01:11 AM

Cool and different
A very organic look .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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Cliff

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#13 posted 01-30-2016 01:43 AM

Nice work Jim!!!!!

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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Festus56

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#14 posted 01-30-2016 02:16 AM

Nice table Jim, looks like it fits that part of the country decor

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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splinterbubba

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#15 posted 01-30-2016 02:36 AM

Great looking table Jim, It’s a shade to hide the legs, they add so much to the “LOOK” of your table as always great job….

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