natural edge coffee table

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Project by WILLIE posted 10-11-2010 09:10 PM 4775 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Table made of Minger (matumi), this wood has no distinct difference between sapwood and heartwood, oily smell, very hard, fine grained and heavy (air dry 1026kg/m3)
the matumi is a protected tree in South Africa, a popular wood for making dugout canoes in the countries north of Zimbabwe.
Table has a glass inlay, I use this table at reception at my office.

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#1 posted 10-11-2010 09:20 PM

Very nice table with a rough look :)

Well done Willie

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#2 posted 10-11-2010 09:22 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! I love rustic live edge and your table is very interesting. I like how the live edge runs all the way around – and the top panels join together like a puzzle. Would it be possible to show a photo of the bottom of the table (underneath)?

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#3 posted 10-11-2010 09:24 PM

I love this table! However, from the pictures, it looks like the glass is below the level of the wood. I think I would prefer it level with the rest. I guess it would make it difficult to do that and keep a natural edge on the wood. I would have to learn how to cut glass and probably ruin several expensive pieces while learning it. Thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 10-11-2010 09:27 PM

Right up your alley Rivergirl!

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#5 posted 10-11-2010 09:32 PM

Nice job. I have a large mirror that I am hoping to make a head board out of with this concept.

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#6 posted 10-12-2010 01:11 AM

Beautiful table, nice use of the tools you do have. Excellent…..................

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#7 posted 10-12-2010 11:09 AM

Great table. Love the rustic look!

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#8 posted 10-12-2010 07:56 PM

Unique and beautiful table. Love the wood.

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#9 posted 10-12-2010 07:59 PM

That is a nice table and I love the design of it. The wood is beautiful. Good work.

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#10 posted 10-20-2010 06:38 PM


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#11 posted 05-21-2012 02:32 PM

That is a great design!

Very Respectfully,


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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