Coffee table from beetle killed walnut

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Project by Mikesawdust posted 05-17-2016 01:58 PM 919 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is for our upcoming charity auction. One of my friends from the woodshop recovered the wood from a dead tree in his yard and gave me this piece for the project. The wood was book matched for the top and pairs of legs are matched pieces. I used the glow in the dark powder and epoxy to fill voids and bar top epoxy for the top of the table. The legs are splayed at 25 and 12 degrees (this was mainly because of the lengths of wood I had left for them and I wanted the rustic look) and both legs and the top are natural edge. I did add a piece of sapele as the stretcher, to help stabilize the build. The joinery is just pocket holes from the inside of the leg faces.

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#1 posted 05-17-2016 02:02 PM

Wow that turned out nice Mike!!!

-- Kyle, Louisiana

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#2 posted 05-17-2016 02:20 PM

That is a really nice table. Rustic but elegant. Great work!

-- Andy Smith

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#3 posted 05-17-2016 05:28 PM

very nice

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#4 posted 05-17-2016 08:17 PM

Very interesting design!

-- Dave, York, PA, WildSide Woodworking

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#5 posted 05-18-2016 07:22 AM

Thank you everyone. I hope it draws some money in for the EODWF, beyond that I just had fun building it and trying out a few new processes.

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#6 posted 05-18-2016 07:27 AM

by the way, here’s a picture of the top in the dark. I figured it would look interesting and maybe save bumping into it in the dark if the voids glow.

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