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Project by shastaali posted 05-19-2010 06:22 AM 2026 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Construction completed, preparing for finish. Variation on theme of cherry coffee table, rails cut at 45 degrees and drawn into leg.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 05-19-2010 06:24 AM

wonderful wood a super table

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shastaali

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#2 posted 05-19-2010 06:35 AM

Exceptional Black Walnut cut 22 Yrs ago in Willamette Valley, legs a satiny maple with much fiddleback grown in Joseph Or.

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FordMike

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#3 posted 05-19-2010 07:21 AM

Beautiful work I like how you bookmatched three sets of boards for the top and the grain pattern flows beautifully. The apronis srunning congrats on a unique design and execution. Walnut and Big Leaf Maple are difficult to harmonize but you pulled it off , Bravo. FordMike

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#4 posted 05-19-2010 07:51 AM

wonderful looking project… the wood grain on the top is spectacular…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#5 posted 05-19-2010 10:40 AM

The book matching really sets it off. How did you attach the rails to the angeled legs? Very well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 05-19-2010 01:01 PM

Nice job matching the walnut, looks great.

-- Doug...

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#7 posted 05-19-2010 03:51 PM

love the walnut

Thanks for posting

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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longgone

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#8 posted 05-19-2010 04:38 PM

That looks really nice. The 45degree rails are definitely different. Please post more pictures when you have applied the finish.

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Jonathan

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#9 posted 05-19-2010 07:20 PM

That bookmatching looks superb! Really lends some extra interest to the top.

How will this piece be finished?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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steiner

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#10 posted 05-19-2010 08:02 PM

Walnut is amazing. This will look great finished. Can’t wait to see it.

-- Scott - Houston, Texas

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Karson

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#11 posted 05-20-2010 02:00 AM

A great looking table. Nice design.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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shastaali

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#12 posted 05-20-2010 07:21 AM

Legs are let in to table top 3/8 in. then corner bolted together as shown using threaded inserts. Proved quite sturdy even without attaching top to rails, which I intend to do. Am considering some type of thinned varnish wipe on finish, am unsure and welcome comments. Table will be employed as working table for flower arrangements, exposed to dirt and possibly moisture.

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#13 posted 05-20-2010 01:30 PM

Excellent layout of boards

-- rustic andy

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Branlon

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#14 posted 02-17-2012 09:19 PM

Love your walnut tabletop, hate to think of potted plants on it. My gardener friend never uses ceramic trays under her potted plants because the moisture gets through; she uses thick plastic trays instead.

-- Branlon, Board Director, South Central Indiana

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Matthew Eye

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#15 posted 09-05-2014 01:35 AM

Nice top. Legs are cool.

-- "When it comes to working on stuff, buying more tools usually helps" - Matthew Eye

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