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Project by rivergirl posted 08-25-2010 12:35 AM 2642 views 3 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I added two more legs to this table. It is much more appropriate and stable this way and I thank L/J members for their sugeestions. This is a slab and log live edge table. it needs one more coat of spar poly. I did add some epoxy to the knots. he pictures really make this table look awful- but in real life the defects and grain really look pretty cool. I used wedged through tenons for the legs through the table top. I wish I could learn how to take better pictures… :0 I still have no idea what kind of wood this is? Could be maple, could be white oak? The bark is really thick and rough, and it was a bear to drill through for the mortises. The legs are attached to the top with wedged through tenons. Legs are attached to each other with blind tenons.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."





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woodcrafter47

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#1 posted 08-25-2010 12:58 AM

Great slab table,thanks for posting and keep up the good work

-- In His service ,Richard

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#2 posted 08-25-2010 01:08 AM

Beautiful rustic work. I love it.

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

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gagewestern

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#3 posted 08-25-2010 01:08 AM

i allways like live edges on things

-- gagewestern

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mainerustic

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#4 posted 08-25-2010 01:11 AM

Looks great! I can’t tell what kind of wood it is, can you get better shot of the wood grain.

-- Maine Rustic

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mtnwild

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#5 posted 08-25-2010 01:24 AM

Nice, there’s a table with character. Looks good, and solid with those through tenons.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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rivergirl

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#6 posted 08-25-2010 01:42 AM

HAHAHA thanks mtmwild. Your my number one fan…. :) and I appreciate it.. ALOT!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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RWJones

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#7 posted 08-25-2010 01:48 AM

Hey RiverGirl, that’s one beautiful piece of wood. Icould makes some guess about what species it is, but it would be just that, a GUESS. Pecan, hickory, maybe white oak? No matter, it’s very nice and a overall nice bench. Keep on making sawdust! Always enjoy your work.

Roger

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rando1

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#8 posted 08-25-2010 02:24 AM

I love the rustic , “natural” look. Are you working in an outdoor setting all the time. My vote is white oak on the species. Hard to tell.
Love your work, keep up the natural look!

-- Randon Riegsecker, crosscutservices.com

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Dale

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#9 posted 08-25-2010 02:26 AM

Very cool Kelly, best looking table on the Allegheny.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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rivergirl

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#10 posted 08-25-2010 02:29 AM

Dale, I see you are in Johnstown… we are almost neighbors.. :) When you mentioned the Allegheny I had to check and see how local you were.. I knew you had to be…. :) Thanks for the kind encouragement. Now if I could just get some of the Drs. and lawyers in my neighborhood to buy some of my tables/benches when I get some good ones built. LOL

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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rootertooter

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#11 posted 08-25-2010 02:57 AM

i like iit,great slab. i would have given the legs a little move canter, also for infor if you have a knot i like to use epoxy to help it stay in.but your work looks damn good keep it up rivergirl…..

-- bob mt pleasant tn

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cwdance1

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#12 posted 08-25-2010 04:10 AM

Great looking table, I will be down tomorrow to get it.

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Hippockets

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#13 posted 08-25-2010 04:25 AM

I absolutely love live edge and hope to be doing some in 3 or 4 months. I now have a home for my equipment and need some rearranging. Again, Live edge is beautiful and your table does the beauty of the wood justice. Thanks for posting

-- Bruce, Arnold MD bjordan443@aol.com

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learnin2do

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#14 posted 08-25-2010 06:58 AM

I LOVE that piece! -My man’s guess is pecan -he said to ask what it smells like -good idea! -i was just outside looking at a piece of walnut i have that is shaped just like that, longing to have my left hand functional again. There are actually 2, but one has a branch knoll(?) on one side still attached.
-I’d love to give you one of them if you were closer!

-- christine

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mahadevwood

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#15 posted 08-25-2010 08:44 AM

Masterpiece, Looking very great,

-- http://www.mahadevwood.com

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