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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.
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#3 posted 06-22-2010 07:12 AM
Looks nice, welcome to LJ!!
-- "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!
-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16
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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, http://www.timberframe-tools.com
#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.
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