Walnut and Spalted Maple Table

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Project by Jeepin85CJ7 posted 02-23-2016 07:58 PM 1104 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small table that I wanted to try and make – I finished it early last year and am finally getting around to posting the pictures. Last year I got a new Plunge router for Christmas and decided to try out my hand at Mortise and Tenon Joinery. The table is made from 2 slabs of Spalted Maple that I had in the shop and a slab of Walnut.

Everything is held together with mortise and tenon joints, no glue or screws. This was sort of an experiment to watch the wood movement and to see how the joints would hold up over time. I finished it with a Pre-Cat Lacquer and it came out wonderful to me.

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#1 posted 02-23-2016 08:03 PM

Looks great, the wood has real character.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 02-23-2016 10:08 PM

I like the corner cuts you put on the legs and the top slab is beautiful.

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.

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#3 posted 02-24-2016 04:56 AM

No glue? Are they just really tight mortise and tennons?

-- Andy Smith

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#4 posted 02-24-2016 10:10 AM

Beautiful table – a lot of character

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 02-24-2016 03:24 PM

Thanks everyone, and yea the joints are tight fitting, so far its holding up great in the living room. The shelf was the first part inserted in the legs and then the legs into the top to close up everything.

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#6 posted 02-25-2016 12:28 AM

Very nice table. Great design.

-- Andy Smith

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