hackberry and walnut coffee table

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Project by jcsterling posted 07-29-2010 04:54 AM 5153 views 25 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

nice little slab of hackberry made into a coffee table. walnut base. some ants lost their happy home!

24” at widest point
17” tall
60” long

-- John , Central PA , on facebook:!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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#1 posted 07-29-2010 05:07 AM

Nice little table I like that you left it natural. Very nice….....................................SCHLOEMOE

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#2 posted 07-29-2010 05:18 AM

Like this a lot. Have had a similar project in the works for a long time but have not figured out how the base will work. Could you post some pics of the base & the attachment points to the slab?

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#3 posted 07-29-2010 05:37 AM

Too bad for the ants – great job! You did a wonderful job with the wood. Thanks for sharing your work.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#4 posted 07-29-2010 06:29 AM

Very nice. I should not be so discouraged with all the ant homes I have and just use them as they are. Well done.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#5 posted 07-29-2010 12:51 PM

wonderful performance I get inspired

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#6 posted 07-29-2010 01:08 PM

Sweet look. You’ve almost got a drink holder in that knot.

-- Putzing in my garage

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#7 posted 07-29-2010 01:30 PM

Nice form, love the natural look.

-- Doug...

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#8 posted 07-29-2010 02:12 PM

I like your table. What are the overall dimentions?

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#9 posted 07-29-2010 02:14 PM

Very cool looking bench.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 07-29-2010 04:17 PM

Nice use of natural materials, most folks would have cut out the character of the ant damage. This type of project is right down my alley.

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#11 posted 07-29-2010 04:29 PM

Unique table

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#12 posted 07-29-2010 04:34 PM

Nice! Thats a good looking coffee table.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#13 posted 07-29-2010 04:46 PM

Very nice indeed. What are the dimensions of it?
I have a thin slab of walnut crotch that is just calling to be a table similar to this.
Great work.


-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#14 posted 07-29-2010 05:02 PM

Very nice. I’d be afraid to set anything on it.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#15 posted 07-29-2010 05:08 PM

That looks really nice!

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