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Project by docspencer posted 03-13-2017 09:27 PM 1081 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am going to retire soon and we will move east to be near my daughter and her family. A long-time friend of ours has been asking me to make her something so I made her this hallway table out of some walnut that I probably can’t move. I think I went a bit wild with the sapwood, but now that the oil is on it I think I like it. Thanks in advance for looking.





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Alongiron

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#1 posted 03-13-2017 09:44 PM

Hey Doc

Love the table!the Walnut is beautiful the simple lines I love how the sapwood comes across the middle and really strikes you’re eye. What a beautiful gift!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#2 posted 03-13-2017 10:14 PM

I like your use of sapwood. Very nice effect.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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#3 posted 03-13-2017 11:34 PM

Really very beautiful table.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 03-14-2017 12:47 AM

I have always liked when sap wood is utilized to showcase the work of the craftsman, and you nailed it! Great build.

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

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#5 posted 03-14-2017 01:13 AM

Really like this. Very eye catching. Very nice gift!

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#6 posted 03-14-2017 01:38 AM

Man. I’d be lucky to ever make something as beautiful. Maybe someday! Ditto on the great placement of sapwood

-- How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?

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#7 posted 03-14-2017 11:40 AM

sometimes I think walnut is not walnut without the sapwood, in this case that IS walnut
very attractive table

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#8 posted 03-14-2017 03:01 PM

So many times you hear about cutting away sapwood or staining to try to hide it especially in walnut and cherry. I love it. Reminds me it came from a tree and not a factory.

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#9 posted 03-14-2017 03:02 PM

This is a real beauty. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 03-14-2017 03:12 PM

beautiful this is the way i use walnut

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#11 posted 03-14-2017 04:34 PM

Nice job on the table. I agree, without sapwood, it’s just plain walnut. Goodchoice.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#12 posted 03-14-2017 10:24 PM

Thanks for all the kind words. That’s why I love this place!

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#13 posted 03-15-2017 12:53 AM

i like the wide through tenon on the stretcher as well- nice touch

-- Greg Simon

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#14 posted 03-15-2017 02:42 AM

Tis a beauty. I like the sapwood in projects

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#15 posted 03-15-2017 07:07 PM

Doc, imho you made the right choice with the sapwood. Gives the table that “something extra” that puts it over the top. It would be a nice table without it, but a great looking table with it.

Keep it up!

-- Bert, Lake City, FL

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