Walnut and tiger maple coffee table

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Project by slaphitter posted 09-17-2007 04:19 AM 1588 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I guess I tried to use a bit of arts-and-crafts influence in this one, although the wood choice is obviously non-traditional.

When I first brought it up from the basement, my wife hated it. But she has gotten so many compliments on it over the years, that I think she has taken a liking to it.

Funny how that works, eh? LOL

Top and stretchers are black walnut. The rest is tiger maple (yes, those legs are hewn from solid 12/4 stock I found on ebay!). The maple is finished with garnet shellac to give it that deep amber color.

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#1 posted 09-17-2007 04:27 AM

stricking contrast, beautiful, very nice job. jockmike2

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 09-17-2007 05:31 AM

I like it!! good job

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 09-17-2007 11:41 AM

That is some very nice looking Tiger Maple. I really like the contrast of the maple and walnut. Beautiful piece.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 09-17-2007 12:37 PM

I agree with what Bill said about the contrast. Great choice of woods! That is some great dark walnut, too. Very sleek and at the same time solid-looking table.

-- Robb

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#5 posted 09-17-2007 08:46 PM

That’s a gorgeous table! Nice work.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#6 posted 09-18-2007 06:54 PM

Very nice. I especially like the joinery on the stretchers.

-- Chelle

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#7 posted 06-15-2008 02:52 PM

Love that tiger maple.

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

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