Black Walnut Slab Coffee Table

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Project by Duder22 posted 04-02-2016 11:48 PM 863 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have always wanted to make a live edge something and finally tried it out. This is a black walnut slab from a tree that lived in Fort Collins, CO. It measures 60” long, 23-45” wide, and 2” thick. Planed it down with a router and then sanded and sanded and sanded some more up to 600 grit. I filled the cracks along the edges with epoxy then finished with a couple coats of Waterlox. I toyed with the idea of using a grain filler but I’m glad I chose not to. The figuring in the crotch area is amazing. There were two other slabs just like it, may have to go pick them up as well. I wanted to smooth out the chainsaw mark on the one edge, my wife didn’t, so “we” decided to keep it as is.

-- -Joe, If we weren't all crazy, we would go insane. -JB

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#1 posted 04-02-2016 11:57 PM


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#2 posted 04-03-2016 12:02 AM

joe before i say anything about your creation get your a-s up tomorrow and get the other slabs or tell me where their at man,that is crazy good back too the subject at hand,you nailed it dude this table is killer good,and im glad you listened to your wife,its live edge the chainsaw marks are just more character.and you were right about not using grain filler thats best when you have really porous wood,walnut is this bro,congrats.

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

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#3 posted 04-03-2016 12:02 AM

Very nice! The double crotch figure is not common. Good choice to leave some chainsaw marks.

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

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#4 posted 04-03-2016 12:52 AM

Beautiful coffee table—and beautiful slab! Love that live edge!

-- Dean

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#5 posted 04-03-2016 01:47 AM

Love it. Can you tell me more about the legs please? What are they made of and how did you make them?

-- Wood is awesome.

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#6 posted 04-03-2016 02:26 AM

I like it very much

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

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#7 posted 04-03-2016 03:43 AM

Thanks for the comments. The base is 1”x3” steel tubing that I had cut at a local metal shop. A friend of mine welded it together and then I painted it with black textured spray paint, just like a powder coating. Total cost was about $45.

-- -Joe, If we weren't all crazy, we would go insane. -JB

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#8 posted 04-03-2016 08:38 PM

This beautiful table turned out so nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 04-04-2016 01:58 PM

beautiful wood

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#10 posted 04-08-2016 01:44 AM

Yep thats a Winner, and agree with all of the above comments except for
” may have to go pick them up” whats with the “may”?

-- Regards Robert

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