Walnut Timber gravity table

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Project by TexPenn posted 10-31-2009 04:24 PM 4450 views 6 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut Timber gravity coffee table.
14.25 inches tall, 22 to 24” wide & 65” long. The tops are 2&5/8 thick. Inspired by the semi cubed end table, this rustic modern coffee table is made up of four timbers layed out without hardware, using gravity and the solidness of the wood itself to stay together. Simple design and beautiful grain come together here to give the piece an exotic element. Can be seen at my site in my ebay store: Or on its own ebay sale page:

-- Ted, TX or PA

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#1 posted 10-31-2009 05:08 PM

Beautiful table Ted! I love the simple but bold design. Very organic and I like the heftiness of it.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#2 posted 10-31-2009 05:18 PM

Nice table and great wood

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#3 posted 10-31-2009 05:20 PM

Well, gravity will have a field day with that. Big, Bold and Beautiful. Exotically Rustic … very nice.

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#4 posted 10-31-2009 06:18 PM

Well put Russel!. What else can I say.

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#5 posted 10-31-2009 11:58 PM

Love it Love it Love it!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#6 posted 11-01-2009 12:11 AM

Hey Tex, I hope you and yours are doing well…. How was Luchenbach? I really think you are on a good and right track with heart, I find this piece very, very inspiring…I have been racking my brain in the Hill Country and RoundTop/Warrenton over the past year doing shows and testing the waters, I have come to the conclusion that you definitely need a niche/design concept. There is so much rustic furniture but it is all very similar, very run of the mill, you need a way to marry what we like to do with what the designers and eclectic customers are looking for and like. I think you really hit the nail on the head my friend, that table would look just as good in a bunkhouse cabin or a Multi-Million dollar ranch/lodge..

Good work and great design…keep it up..

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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#7 posted 11-01-2009 06:09 AM

very cool….I just picked up a huge slab of walnut…or huge for me…about the same size of one of your pieces here…and want to make an entry table.,..

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#8 posted 11-01-2009 03:34 PM

Lovely wood. Nice table.
If you drive down to Dogtown, a little north of Stinson Beach to see Robert and his mill.
He’s got huge slabs of Walnut, Blue gum, Black Acacia, and more.

-- Gary, Florida

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#9 posted 11-01-2009 06:28 PM

Love that rustic table.Very nice job.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#10 posted 11-02-2009 03:37 AM

I think this one is my favorite of all your pieces

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#11 posted 11-02-2009 07:05 AM

I agree with Dan …Excellent job on this one : )

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#12 posted 11-02-2009 07:42 AM

A very nice creation.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#13 posted 11-02-2009 08:52 AM

sometimes I wish all joinery was that simple

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#14 posted 11-02-2009 10:19 PM

Nice table TexPenn… Very good results… have any extra timber laying around that you could send my way?
How heavy are the leg pieces… they look brute… I build some of my own furniture using the bigger the better concept…
Well done…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#15 posted 11-03-2009 02:06 AM

Hay Thanks to all!!!! You people are great! Where to do want a piece wisty? These are super heavy & $$$ To ship. I bet you can find a mill in your area. has a national list under sawyers & kiln driers. Extra thanks to you frank! We had fun in luckenbach & beat the record for largest guitar group playing the same song. “luckenbach Texas” I think the total was 1853 pickers. Here at the shop we are gearing up for the holidays. Trying to build up a little inventory & keep the custom orders going. A full vanity cabinet, a couple of farm tables, some locust sign posts are just a few of the custom projects I have going now. Thanks again to all!!!! Ted.

-- Ted, TX or PA

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