Live edge Spalted Maple dining room table

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Project by LoganN posted 03-20-2016 01:26 AM 1393 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve had these pieces of Spalted maple for a few years and I’ve wanted to make it into a dining room table for a while. I finally had the opportunity and decided to work on it. The table is Spalted maple and walnut, with the stretcher made of cherry and aluminum rods. The trestle top has mortises with tenons from the base legs into the trestle top and bottom and the aluminum rods are cut into the legs. The top itself is 83 inches long and 44 inches wide. I wanted extensions,Mao I cut the ends off and made sliding tenons to fit into the trestle top. This increases the top length to 103” and these are held in place with screw inserts drilled into the underside of the table that screws through the extension set-up
Finish is Danish oil and oil-based gloss polyurethane- normally I do all wipe-on poly, but I was in a rush to finish it and didn’t wipe-on until the end, so it has a much thicker coating than I wanted.
Picture 1: table top with extensions
Picture 2: base with cherry stretcher and aluminum rods (on the top of the base you can see hole for the extensions and in the back right you can see the extensions)
Picture 3: extensions with maple runners
Picture 4: table top without extensions
Picture 5: more pictures of the base
Picture 6: some edge pictures
Comments are always welcome!

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#1 posted 03-20-2016 02:56 AM


-- just rjR

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#2 posted 03-20-2016 12:52 PM


-- Mark - Keep-On-Learnin' :)

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#3 posted 03-20-2016 01:06 PM

nice job

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#4 posted 03-20-2016 01:28 PM

I too love that spalted maple. Beautiful job.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#5 posted 03-20-2016 09:52 PM

Thanks guys! I’m really excited for this!! It looks fantastic and is perfect for our living room!

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#6 posted 03-20-2016 10:18 PM

Awesome piece

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 03-21-2016 12:43 AM

let me just wow.that table kicks asss man.and the finish is perfect for the table really shows off that beautiful wood grain,you nailed this one.

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

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