6' elm table

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Project by jcsterling posted 11-28-2009 05:45 AM 3474 views 32 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table is a two piece top using consecutive elm slabs. Table measures 6’ long x 38wide (middle) x 29 high. delivered table and 2 benches (sorry no photo…..ran out of time ) to the client the day before Thanksgiving . The finish is a mix of varnish, blo, and turp. Walnut and elm butterflies in one upright. Thanks for looking.

-- John , Central PA , on facebook:!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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#1 posted 11-28-2009 07:34 AM

Very nice table. I like the rustic style that you’ve captured.

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#2 posted 11-28-2009 09:08 AM

I really like your style ! : ) The pictures are really nice too and that top is just incredible to say the least : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 11-28-2009 02:54 PM

Very nice! Creates alot of interest!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 11-28-2009 03:36 PM

John, this is a beautiful table. I used to think that elm was suitable only for firewood but after seeing projects like this I have come to appreciate the color and grain that it has. I am sure your client loved the table.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 11-28-2009 04:37 PM

Wow, very nice table design… rustic edges add nicely to the piece…

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

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#6 posted 11-28-2009 05:00 PM

great use of the natural look and shapes of the wood.

-- Lumberdog.. Morley, Michigan

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#7 posted 11-28-2009 09:30 PM

Absolutely beautiful in its simplicity: I love the structural solutions used and its aesthetic. Because of a personal craze relating to desktops, the only thing that disturbs me is a little sensation of its “excesive” heaviness. But I know that’s my problem, not your desk one’s. Congratulations one more time for this project

-- Alejandro Moreno alias xylosapiens, CANARY ISLANDS

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#8 posted 11-28-2009 09:36 PM

AGM , It is a table , not a desk : )
I would agree with your point of view if it were actually a desk , but I do believe that it makes for a ruggedly handsome table being “excessive”. Have a great day : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#9 posted 11-28-2009 09:41 PM

Wonderful table and great design. I have some big slabs of myrtle wood I was thinking of building something very similar.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#10 posted 11-29-2009 01:02 AM

Great looking table!

-- "Never measure......cut as many times as necessary." - PeteMoss

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#11 posted 12-01-2009 03:43 AM

Fantastic Table! I love it.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#12 posted 01-13-2010 06:26 AM

Once again another project that if described to me I would not think much of…but I see it and love it. Great work.

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#13 posted 02-20-2010 09:57 PM

Stunning, can you share how you do the butterflies?

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#14 posted 03-17-2010 05:38 AM

Great piece. I just checked out your website and you work is dynamite! Love the live edge and slab work.

-- Doug, Cody Wyo

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#15 posted 02-12-2011 05:03 AM

Great. Love live ends tables

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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