River Table

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Project by Gene Howe posted 03-05-2018 03:16 PM 1268 views 3 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mesquite top, walnut legs, turquoise to fill knot holes and cracks.
Table measures 45” x 20”
A large mesquite slab was cut in half and the live edges turned in.
A paper pattern was made for the glass guys. After the glass was cut, channels were cut for the glass to set in. A 1/2” top bearing router bit was used.
The walnut legs were assembled with pocket screws and bolted through elongated holes to allow for movement. Though, I don’t expect the mesquite to move since it was made in AZ and, will stay in AZ.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 03-05-2018 03:35 PM

That is nice Gene. Looks great and heavy too!!

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#3 posted 03-05-2018 03:38 PM

Nicely done Gene, client should be quite happy.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#4 posted 03-05-2018 03:45 PM

Gene, that is absolutely Gorgeous!!

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#5 posted 03-05-2018 03:53 PM

Very cool Gene nice work

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#6 posted 03-05-2018 03:54 PM

Very beautiful Gene

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 03-05-2018 03:55 PM

great work my friend

i’ve never been a fan of the ‘live edges’ out

this is a very nice way to exhibit them
in a more formal way

almost spring now

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#8 posted 03-05-2018 04:00 PM

Thanks guys.
Mark, it’s not as heavy as you might think. There’s that big hole in the middle. :-)

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#9 posted 03-05-2018 05:08 PM

Awesome ! ...and match to carpet is also cool.

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#10 posted 03-05-2018 05:23 PM

Super nice.

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#11 posted 03-05-2018 05:26 PM

Very cool! Using the glass along with the turquoise was a great idea, looks beautiful.

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#12 posted 03-05-2018 05:51 PM

Gene, that’s as sweet as a sugar cream pie…..

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#13 posted 03-05-2018 06:20 PM

Very beautiful Gene!

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#14 posted 03-05-2018 07:03 PM

This is one of the nicest “river tables” I’ve seen posted here.

Great job. It really is a beautiful piece.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#15 posted 03-05-2018 07:05 PM

That is so beautiful!

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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