Unmilled End Table

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Project by JWCoffer posted 06-22-2010 04:16 AM 1401 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My grandpa saved this slice from the trunk of downed Alaskan spruce, so I decided it would make a neat table. The legs are post oak limbs that are attached with dowel screws.

-- JW Coffer

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#1 posted 06-22-2010 06:39 AM

Nice looking table. There is some pretty grain in there. What did you use to finish it?
A piece with some family history is extra special.

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#2 posted 06-22-2010 07:02 AM

I like it neat design well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 06-22-2010 07:12 AM

Looks nice, welcome to LJ!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 06-22-2010 10:17 AM

Very well done. I really like the grain. Welcome to LJ. Rand

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#5 posted 06-22-2010 10:41 AM

This is great looking. I’ve made a couple table tops using slabs and plan to do it again with some trees we have having to cut in our yard now. I saw one today that a couple bought many, many years ago-it is redwood with the bark still on, a fantastic finish and legs similar to yours. Thanks for shaing and welcome to LJs!

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#6 posted 06-22-2010 01:09 PM

nice tabletop, I just got some pecan that I’m going to slab up into table tops.

-- If it ain't broke don't fix it, if you fix it make it better than it has to be.

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#7 posted 06-22-2010 05:21 PM

Looks great. Did you take it all down with the belt sander?

-- Galootish log blog,

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#8 posted 06-23-2010 06:24 PM

Thank you for the compliments, everyone.

To finish it, I put on a couple coats of minwax “Early American” (I think, I don’t remember) and a coat of polyurethane.

I took it all down with the belt sander. That took a while.

-- JW Coffer

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