Falling Leaves Display Table

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Project by Greg Sherman posted 04-28-2017 02:50 PM 1163 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This walnut table was inspired by Matt Downer of Matt Downer Designs in Rico Co. This was one 6 foot slab of Walnut that I was able to get the table, pedestal, and base out of. The entire table was completed with hand tools and plug in power tools. No big machinery. The table is 30” x 16” x 29” tall. The foot and table attachment joinery is half lapped. Very strong. The finish on the wood is several coats natural Danish oil and several coats of Poly. There’s some great grain and figuring on the table top. Lots of character. During the build I decided to add some 1/8” cold rolled steel sheet on the front side. I’m working on methods for creating different patinas on the metal. This one is rust with clear coat. The final touch is the “old school” square head iron nails.

This table is a tribute to my friend Gordon as he enjoyed construction and woodworking.

-- Greg, Brentwood CA

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#1 posted 04-28-2017 07:35 PM




-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 04-28-2017 07:37 PM

Thank you.

-- Greg, Brentwood CA

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#3 posted 04-28-2017 08:27 PM

Very interesting

-- Rick M,

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#4 posted 04-29-2017 01:34 AM

Very unique!
Where did you get the idea for this design?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#5 posted 04-29-2017 06:29 AM

just beautiful !!!!!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#7 posted 04-29-2017 01:39 PM

Wow! Greg, this is a real beauty and I love the design and the wood. It has lots of nice details and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 05-01-2017 11:56 AM

Pretty cool design features and wood combination. It’s in art work domain.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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