40" Wide Board

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Project by dan mosheim posted 01-23-2010 09:40 PM 2642 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We have been working on a series of tables that combine wood tops with metal bases like the one in the works above. I try to use an interesting piece or pieces of wood for the tops of the tables and my older son Sam makes the metal for the bases. This coffee table top is a 40” wide ‘cutoff’ left over from the the formal 40” x 84” dining table shown. The curly redwood table top is a ‘ripoff ’ ( ‘ripoff’ = new word meaning denoting a piece left over from a wider board) from a 28” wide coffee table we made last year. There were 641 growth rings in that redwood slab.

More and larger photos and explanations for the mahogany coffee table can be seen on my blog and an entry telling the story of the redwood table is at this link

-- dan,vermont,

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#1 posted 01-23-2010 10:34 PM

Beautiful stuff. I find it funny you have pictures of such beautiful furniture in you post, but the post is about the wood. I appreciate that. I think it needs to be added to the “you know you are a Lumber Jock” thread. Again beautifull piece of red wood.
PS- hope you didn’t kill any apes to get it. :P

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#2 posted 01-24-2010 01:23 AM

Dan, that is some “offcut”. I can well understand why it takes two of you to edge joint the board. This is going to make an interesting table.

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

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#3 posted 01-25-2010 07:49 PM

Your the type of guy that I would pitch a tent outside of your shop to try and get some scraps.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#4 posted 01-27-2010 08:09 PM

Been working with a lot of rough cut wood myself and full appreciate the work that goes into preping it. I too like how you’re all about the wood here. That’s for the post, I’ll check out your blog.

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#5 posted 01-30-2010 12:39 AM

Simply beautiful !
One question…the holes in the metal framework don’t appear to be elongated. I am assuming that the tops are attached with screws through the holes . Any problems with seasonal wood movement ? Thank you : )

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

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#6 posted 01-30-2010 05:39 AM

Amazing wood cool table

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 02-28-2010 07:21 AM

I have what I think is the same jointer, scmi f3a? 12’’? can’t tell with the small board your working hard to guess size…lol

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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