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Project by TimberAndAshDesigns posted 08-08-2018 03:01 PM 896 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Starting with a simple sketch of the table base I had a goal of stepping outside of the box and mixing different styles. I knew I had a sleek, clean design that matched the modern style for the base. Keeping with the warm light colors I pulled out a cut off from a large beetle kill pine slab and got to work. To give the top a little bit of a modern vibe I cut the slab in half and filled the void with a dark gray tinted resin. By keeping the live edge I was able to incorporate a little bit of a rustic feel without over powering the modern line.

What do you think of the design?

Thanks for looking, Jacob

~www.timberandashdesigns.com~

-- I live on caffeine, sawdust and swear words. https://timberandashdesigns.com/





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swirt

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#1 posted 08-08-2018 03:42 PM

I really like what you have done with the top.

I can’t quite tell size-wise, does that seat 6 people?

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

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TimberAndAshDesigns

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#2 posted 08-08-2018 04:03 PM



I really like what you have done with the top.

I can t quite tell size-wise, does that seat 6 people?

- swirt

Sorry, I should have specified the size. It is a coffee table that measures roughly 50”x32” if I remember correctly

-- I live on caffeine, sawdust and swear words. https://timberandashdesigns.com/

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McaroJCC

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#3 posted 08-08-2018 04:20 PM

I really like this. And, to swirt’s point, I think the design would upsize nicely for a dining table. I really like the leg design. I always struggle coming up with different ways to make leg assemblies. I’m definitely putting this one in my bag of tricks. The strip down the middle would be cool with a contrasting dark wood too; walnut, maybe? You’d have to be careful about the different movement rates though.

-- MCaro, St. Charles, MO

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TimberAndAshDesigns

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#4 posted 08-08-2018 05:15 PM



I really like this. And, to swirt s point, I think the design would upsize nicely for a dining table. I really like the leg design. I always struggle coming up with different ways to make leg assemblies. I m definitely putting this one in my bag of tricks. The strip down the middle would be cool with a contrasting dark wood too; walnut, maybe? You d have to be careful about the different movement rates though.

- McaroJCC

Yes, I agree it would look cool with contrasting wood or even steel. When I was picturing this project I had the metal concept in my mind but I’m as far from a metal worker as a guy could be so I stuck with tinted epoxy.

-- I live on caffeine, sawdust and swear words. https://timberandashdesigns.com/

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Woodknack

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#5 posted 08-08-2018 10:44 PM

I like what you did with the top, replacing the pith with contrasting resin. Since you ask, the base is not my taste and I disagree it would make a good dining table as the legs would be a constant annoyance. But I’m sure there will many who do like it.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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Freed62

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#6 posted 08-09-2018 01:58 AM

Great job. Simple is tough to do but you pulled it off very well.

-- Dave, I make things from wood, what is your superpower?

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TimberAndAshDesigns

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#7 posted 08-09-2018 01:37 PM



I like what you did with the top, replacing the pith with contrasting resin. Since you ask, the base is not my taste and I disagree it would make a good dining table as the legs would be a constant annoyance. But I m sure there will many who do like it.

- Woodknack

I agree, the legs would not be in a very good position for a dining table.

-- I live on caffeine, sawdust and swear words. https://timberandashdesigns.com/

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TimberAndAshDesigns

42 posts in 108 days


#8 posted 08-09-2018 01:37 PM



Great job. Simple is tough to do but you pulled it off very well.

- Freed62

Thank you!

-- I live on caffeine, sawdust and swear words. https://timberandashdesigns.com/

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BobHall

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#9 posted 08-09-2018 01:49 PM

Nice work! I like the legs too, at first they looked like steel to me. What are they made of and what kind of joinery did you use?

-- Bob "jack of all trades, master of none"

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TimberAndAshDesigns

42 posts in 108 days


#10 posted 08-09-2018 03:37 PM



Nice work! I like the legs too, at first they looked like steel to me. What are they made of and what kind of joinery did you use?

- BobHall

Thanks Bob. The legs are made from poplar and are joined mostly with floating tenons (Festool Domino). The goal was to make them look like metal without actually using any metal. They are painted with a high gloss enamel.

-- I live on caffeine, sawdust and swear words. https://timberandashdesigns.com/

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majuvla

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#11 posted 08-10-2018 03:59 AM

Very beautiful bench -I like that crossed legs concept.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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TimberAndAshDesigns

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#12 posted 08-13-2018 02:09 PM



Very beautiful bench -I like that crossed legs concept.

- majuvla

Thanks Ivan!

-- I live on caffeine, sawdust and swear words. https://timberandashdesigns.com/

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