Occasional Slab Table

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Project by Rob posted 12-28-2009 07:04 AM 2048 views 9 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Christmas present for my wife. Big Leaf Maple for the top and legs with some Eastern Maple and Black Walnut for the stretcher. The top just on loose mortise and tennons and the stretcher is held in place with the two tapered pegs. No mechanical fasteners on this baby. It’s gotta have room to move and breath!

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#1 posted 12-28-2009 07:07 AM

Cool table looks great.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 12-28-2009 09:10 AM

I do believe I’d put that in my house!!!


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#5 posted 12-28-2009 03:22 PM


Well done.

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#6 posted 12-28-2009 03:51 PM

where do you even find wood like that…

beautiful work, to say the least. the natural top and laminated stretcher are a great combination.

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#7 posted 12-28-2009 06:57 PM

This is SO cool. Great design and awesome slabs you found.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#8 posted 12-28-2009 07:00 PM

The wood came from a tree that was taken down here on Whidbey Island. I was fortunate enough to be given the 7’ x 13’ trunk section! After fending off the firewood mongers that were after it like a pack of wolve, I had it slab milled, kiln dried and now it’s in my wood shed. I’m forever amazed at what beautiful wood most people will carve up with at chainsaw to simply burn, never to be of use again. I’ve got litterally tons of it and it’s all just incredible. Every slab has all the figure and character that maple is known for. Just an incredible piece of nature. Thanks for the kind comments.

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#9 posted 06-25-2010 03:55 AM

Looks like a work of art. Great job.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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#10 posted 06-25-2010 03:59 AM

Absolutely brilliant!

-- Before you louse it up, THIMK!

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#11 posted 09-10-2010 12:36 AM

Great table. I love big leaf maple it is always beautiful.

-- Rodney

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#12 posted 03-28-2011 12:31 PM

God could have made utilitarian materials to look sterile and mundane, but it’s just not His nature.

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#13 posted 03-28-2011 12:33 PM

Sorry, so inspired by the wood, I forgot to say great job. It is breathtaking!

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#14 posted 04-25-2011 05:54 PM

Beautiful table. BTW I think tapered pins count as mechanical, the wedge giving mechanical advantage and all. Nerd, sorry.

-- Mike Funke

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#15 posted 07-04-2011 11:45 PM

Superior Finish on this table..WOW….Very Beautiful table

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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