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Project by Rob posted 1670 days ago 1937 views 8 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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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1670 days ago

Cool table looks great.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Kevin Depies

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#2 posted 1670 days ago

Exquisite!

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Kerux

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#3 posted 1670 days ago

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

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#4 posted 1669 days ago

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#5 posted 1669 days ago

Favorited.

Well done.

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#6 posted 1669 days ago

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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Blake

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#7 posted 1669 days ago

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

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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Rob

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#8 posted 1669 days ago

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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RichardMu

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#9 posted 1491 days ago

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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buckeyedudes

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#10 posted 1491 days ago

Absolutely brilliant!

-- Before you louse it up, THIMK!

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#11 posted 1414 days ago

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

-- Rodney

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amateur

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#12 posted 1214 days ago

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

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amateur

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#13 posted 1214 days ago

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

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mbfunke

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#14 posted 1186 days ago

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 1116 days ago

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

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi, http://www.asimpledesignofocala.com

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