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Project by MJR posted 07-29-2018 10:33 AM 845 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks to my new best friends at NJ Wood Forever I got these gorgeous book matched slabs of Walnut (also 2 slabs of Cherry in the picture) I used StoneCoat Casting epoxy for the rivers tinted with Black Pearl pigment and StoneCoat counter top epoxy for the top coat. I didn’t have time to weld and paint my own legs so I custom ordered these counter height legs from psteelcrafts on Etsy for a reasonable price. If you’re anywhere NEAR New Jersey go to NJ Wood Forever! Located at the New Egypt Flea Market, Cream Ridge New Jersey And check them out on Facebook NJ wood Forever, They’re just a small business with a sawmill so they don’t ship slabs. I searched online for similar 8 foot book matched slabs and the cheapest i found them was $1,800….. For these I paid….. Wait for it…... $250 for the pair… YES $250!!!!!!!!





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 07-29-2018 12:52 PM

what an undertaking – what a FINE result. Congrats on a marvelous looking piece of furniture

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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MJR

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#2 posted 07-29-2018 01:00 PM

Thanks, Besides being a Master Carpenter, I have gotten resins pretty much down to a science. Believe it or not that project only took me about 20 man hours..


what an undertaking – what a FINE result. Congrats on a marvelous looking piece of furniture

- recycle1943


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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 07-29-2018 02:53 PM

I love that table and the inlay is really nice!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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therealSteveN

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#4 posted 07-29-2018 03:13 PM

Already said I loved the top in the other thread, but couldn’t see the legs. For me I don’t like the stark industrial look of the metal legs against the warmth that wood offers, but if you had a base like your painted white one under this top, that would be winner winner chikun dinner.

But I can appreciate the work, and do realize not everyone likes what I like. Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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MJR

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#5 posted 07-29-2018 03:19 PM

I’m going to put this piece of Walnut underneath across the legs for that reason, Just haven’t finished it yet..


Already said I loved the top in the other thread, but couldn t see the legs. For me I don t like the stark industrial look of the metal legs against the warmth that wood offers, but if you had a base like your painted white one under this top, that would be winner winner chikun dinner.

But I can appreciate the work, and do realize not everyone likes what I like. Thanks for posting.

- therealSteveN


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#6 posted 07-29-2018 03:53 PM

What a top!!! Very cool looking.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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ralbuck

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#7 posted 07-29-2018 04:06 PM

Great looking table and a FANTASTIC score on that walnut.

Walnut is a quite common tree here and the price would still be 4X what you paid!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#8 posted 07-29-2018 05:27 PM

This is a beautiful table and it so nicely done. That top is a wonderful eye catcher.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#9 posted 07-29-2018 09:59 PM

This is an absolute gorgeous table! Congratulations on the great deals too!

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swirt

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#10 posted 07-30-2018 03:09 AM

Very nice! Well done.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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pottz

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#11 posted 07-30-2018 02:23 PM

yeah thats a beautiful table top.dont know about adding that bottom shelf though,just doesnt look like it belongs.man i wish i lived near that mill,that was an incredible price for walnut.great job.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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mcoyfrog

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#12 posted 07-30-2018 04:57 PM

Soooo kwel, I gotta try this some day

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#13 posted 08-01-2018 01:49 PM

Nice table! I will check out NJ wood forever, thanks for posting. Looks like my brother live about 5min away! I will visit them next week.

-- Petey

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