Maple, ebony, & brushed stainless steel table

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Project by William Leslie posted 09-13-2007 06:46 AM 2391 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made and designed this piece for some good friends of mine that just finished building a modern 6 story home looking over Seattle’s lake Union. I chose to use maple as the primary wood in order to match the maple butcher block counter tops in their kitchen and ebonized maple legs & arched aprons, ebony splines, & ebony inlays to match their black leather furniture in the adjacent living room. My grateful friends are now enjoying their table in their 4th floor dining room while watching the seaplanes land on the lake. (He purchased the chairs in his own.)

Furniture type: table

Wood: Maple, Ebony, & Ebonized Maple

Other materials: Brushed Stainless Steel

Finish:Tung oil, linseed oil, & urethane (ARM-R-Seal & SEAL-A-CELL)

Approx. hours to complete:250

Dimensions: (Depth x Width x Height): 64×64x32

Designed using Google’s Sketchup

-- William woodworker/software development manager

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#1 posted 09-13-2007 09:48 AM

William, lovely table.

I think you need to downsize your pictures somewhat; they are cutting off the right side.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#2 posted 09-13-2007 11:27 AM

Look at the shine in those legs…

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 09-13-2007 02:49 PM

Highly unusual…great craftsmanship!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 09-13-2007 03:37 PM

Nice! I really like it. It’s not cookie cutter, like I make. Very nice!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#5 posted 09-13-2007 04:03 PM

Very impressive.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#6 posted 09-14-2007 12:18 AM

Very nice. I like the choice of contrasting color materials! very original design. Great job!


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#7 posted 09-14-2007 02:00 AM

Love it! Great use of different mediums. I’m sure they love it, it not I can give you my address for shipping.

-- Wayne - Newbie looking to learn!

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Douglas Bordner

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#8 posted 09-14-2007 07:18 AM

Like the clean, contemporary design, choice of woods, and am bowled over by the miter shaping and inlay around the stainless panel. Really exemplary.

Don, is that you? Didn’t recognize you at first!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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William Leslie

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#9 posted 09-15-2007 04:56 AM

Thanks so much for all of the nice comments everyone! This was probably one of my most ambitious projects yet.

-- William woodworker/software development manager

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#10 posted 09-15-2007 05:38 AM

Great Job William. a very nice outcome to a challenging project.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#12 posted 06-14-2008 03:40 AM

Great details and selection/combination of materials.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#13 posted 08-06-2009 05:00 AM

WOW! I like it. Great job.

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#14 posted 08-06-2009 05:27 AM

unique design and good build

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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