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Project by Brian Brace Fine Furniture Maker posted 11-26-2016 06:38 AM 1309 views 24 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my new Arbor Slab Table that was just featured in International Wood Magazine!
I worked with Cormark International my lumber provider that does a bunch of work with Rockler and Woodcraft and has some of the best lumber out there. It is a furniture piece to see in person but ,your going to have to go to Montana to see because I sold it right away out there!!

Brian Brace
Black Mountain ,NC
828-777-8184

-- Brian Brace Fine Furniture Maker,Blk Mt NC http://www.finefurnituremaker.net/





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majuvla

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#1 posted 11-26-2016 10:39 AM

I like the idea you made legs as tree.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#2 posted 11-26-2016 12:27 PM

I can see why your table sold so quickly. I’s beautiful! Love the shape of the base and the arched stretcher.
Congratulations!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 11-26-2016 02:20 PM

Beautiful job there Brian.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#4 posted 11-26-2016 02:59 PM

very nice table

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punkin611

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#5 posted 11-26-2016 03:15 PM

Not to criticize your work but are you sure the top “Tree” supports (the outside limbs) will not split off? there seems to be a lot of short grain there. I would be afraid of some one leaning heavily on corner.

#6 posted 11-26-2016 04:07 PM

Thanks everyone and to punkin611 as far as the tree branches supporting the whole slab it does not as there is a whole upper frame that connects and 3 wide running rails to support everything and crazy solid. You can kind of see it on the first photo running length wise under the slab edge set back.

Would have loaded all of the photos showing more of the build but, the page wouldn’t let me because of the size. I have all of the photos from the magazine shoot also….

Back to work ! Thanks

-- Brian Brace Fine Furniture Maker,Blk Mt NC http://www.finefurnituremaker.net/

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calisdad

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#7 posted 11-26-2016 07:58 PM

Another fine piece Brian.

Can you tell us what you employed to achieve and maintain flatness of the top? Large pieces like to move a lot.

thanks-

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SteveGaskins

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#8 posted 11-26-2016 08:06 PM

Very nice table. Love the legs. When I first saw the tree-like legs, the thought which came to mind…. how would Sam Maloof’s organic legs (lower section only) look on this type base, where Sam’s organic legs would meet the tree-like base? Just food for thought. Love your table.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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punkin611

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#9 posted 11-26-2016 08:52 PM

I see now. Sorry, great job, very original.

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pottz

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#10 posted 11-26-2016 09:57 PM

another spectacular piece brian.what wood did you use?

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#11 posted 11-26-2016 11:49 PM

Very nice work. Wood species?

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#12 posted 11-27-2016 12:24 AM

Would have loaded all of the photos showing more of the build but, the page wouldn’t let me because of the size. I have all of the photos from the magazine shoot also….

Brian – I would love to see more pictures. Can you open them in Adobe and then save them as web or e-mail pictures? That usually works for me to keep the size down when I post a lot of pictures.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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sheetzy

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#13 posted 11-27-2016 12:55 AM

i’m impressed. real nice project

-- Sheetzy

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wooded

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#14 posted 11-27-2016 04:29 AM

Beautiful as unusual Brian…. ;-j

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#15 posted 11-27-2016 07:21 AM

Beautiful table. Interesting choice to make the feet geometric in contrast to the organic shapes everywhere else.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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