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Project by pottz posted 02-04-2016 08:13 PM 1687 views 15 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a coffee table i made for my brother a couple years ago its a 3”thick slab of oregon myrtle wood,the base is made from 8/4 black walnut.there are 2 drawers with an open shelf above all solid hardwood.the top has butterfly inlays and i left the bark on although most people remove it for fear of it coming off but ive done quite a few with no problem. also the finish is 3 coats penofin interior grade oil.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#1 posted 02-04-2016 08:43 PM

Beautiful table. That is one fine slab. I like the live edge, glad you left the bark on. Thanks for sharing.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#2 posted 02-05-2016 12:16 AM

Very interesting table as well as good lookin’
I would have called the top walnut had you not already named it.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#3 posted 02-05-2016 12:59 AM

Man that’s a gorgeous myrtlewood slab! Is a fine addition to that living room!

-- Dean

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#4 posted 02-05-2016 01:02 AM

Beautiful table. The walnut and myrtlewood work really well together.

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

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#5 posted 02-05-2016 01:48 AM

Beautiful…love myrtlewood!

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#6 posted 02-05-2016 03:09 AM

This is my table he made for me, I can honestly say that it’s more beautiful then the pics I took of it. I can also say it weighs a ton, to move it around I have to put dollies under it.

-- Terry, Grants Pass, OR - It's not how fast you want to go but how much money you've got to get there...

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#7 posted 02-05-2016 04:32 AM

I love the myrtlewood, my best wood hunts and finds are in Oregon. I have several beautiful pieces of myrtlewood, you sure did a great job on the table.

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

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#8 posted 02-05-2016 04:56 AM

That’s a beautiful table, and I absolutely love the drawers, too. Very nice, thanks for posting.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#9 posted 02-05-2016 05:24 AM

That is truly a fantastic table.

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#10 posted 02-05-2016 02:05 PM

Nice work

My wood project

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#11 posted 02-05-2016 02:44 PM

looks great

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#12 posted 02-05-2016 03:51 PM


-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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#13 posted 02-05-2016 05:42 PM

Great looking table!

-- Dave, York, PA, WildSide Woodworking

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#14 posted 02-05-2016 08:42 PM

I’ve wanted to do some live edge work but have trouble finding out how you can keep the bark on. Could you explain a little more how you keep the bark from falling off? I think it adds an amazing level of character to the table vs no bark.
Thanks for posting and really great job!
Thanks for any tips

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#15 posted 02-05-2016 10:16 PM

hey guys thank you very much for the kind far as the bark I don’t do anything special it might be the myrtle wood which is what ive made all my live edge tables from since I have Oregon connections.all my finishes are oil no poly or resins and ive never had an issue with it.i have a few tables all post soon.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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