Another Claro Walnut Slab Table

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Project by dan mosheim posted 10-10-2010 11:50 PM 4525 views 21 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well OK … We just finished another big claro walnut slab table. We’ve made quite a few of them now and there is more information about them in the 'claro walnut slab table' category on my blog than a person could likely want to read. (If not, be sure to scroll to ‘older posts’). But, we like them. They always seem to have this mysterious sense of substance to them when they are completed. The wood is dark and deep and totally unpredictable in its grain and color. We like the steel bases too. This one is cut from 1.75” thick steel plate and looks a little shinier in the picture above than it is in person. There was a little sunlight sneaking in the door when I took the picture and, reflected off the floor, it made the base look pretty impressive. Actually, it’s clean, but not real reflective and is meant to match the ‘zinc’ counters in the client’s kitchen … We figure conservatively that the table weighs about 400 pounds or so assembled, and I am unable to pick one end off the floor without feeling like I might hurt something … For shipping to Montana, the slab will unbolt from the base and the 5 part steel base will be disassembled. More, bigger, and in process photos on my dorset custom furniture blog.

-- dan,vermont,

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#1 posted 10-11-2010 12:06 AM

Thats one impressive piece of Walnut!!
As usual, nice work.

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#2 posted 10-11-2010 12:24 AM


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#3 posted 10-11-2010 01:16 AM

Very impressive piece as always. Excellent work and craftsmanship. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

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#4 posted 10-11-2010 01:20 AM

excellent project posting Bud

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#5 posted 10-11-2010 01:37 AM


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#6 posted 10-11-2010 01:46 AM

Amazing table!! Who did the chair seats?

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#7 posted 10-11-2010 01:49 AM

How much is a piece of walnut that size? I know a guy who had a tree full of fantastic grain that would have made several of those tables, but he cut it al down into gun stock blanks!

-- 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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#8 posted 10-11-2010 02:00 AM

What a great table, man I would love this!

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#9 posted 10-11-2010 03:11 AM

Wow, I’m impressed! I would have cut it into gunstock blanks too! LOL

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#10 posted 10-11-2010 03:14 AM

Beyond WOW beautiful,wonderful. Amazing work.

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#11 posted 10-11-2010 03:19 AM

The chairs are beautiful

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#12 posted 10-11-2010 03:20 AM

Very nice work Dan, I really like the legs and the chairs look light and delicate next to that big slab of wood, a real pleasing design.

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#13 posted 10-11-2010 03:23 AM

Wow! Thanks for showing this great project, table and chairs. Well thought and well made.



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#14 posted 10-11-2010 04:06 AM

Beautiful wood. I’m also curious what a slab like that might cost – care to share?

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#15 posted 10-11-2010 05:53 AM

Great table Dan.

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