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Project by Neil Rokos posted 10-25-2010 06:11 AM 1216 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a table that sits under our flat screen, the satelite receiver is on one side and a DVD player on the other. The wood is Roasted Curly Maple(not stained) and Walnut. I am currently working on a coffee table to match.

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#1 posted 10-25-2010 07:13 AM

Wow what gorgeous wood, it absolutely glows in the pictures.
Really sharp looking table and obviously well made.
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#2 posted 10-25-2010 07:50 AM

Beautiful wood. The contrasting colors compliment each other nicely.

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#3 posted 10-25-2010 08:22 AM

Fantastic table!! What is Roasted Curly Maple and how do you “roast” it?

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#4 posted 10-25-2010 08:39 AM

Nice Unit.
What do you mean by Roasted.

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#5 posted 10-25-2010 10:59 AM

Looks good. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

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#6 posted 10-25-2010 11:08 AM

That’s a very nice design and the wood is beautiful.

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#7 posted 10-25-2010 03:11 PM

Unique design and beautiful wood.

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#8 posted 10-25-2010 05:04 PM

Cool table! I really like the roasted curly maple and I think the walnut complements it nicely. I’m looking forward to seeing the matching coffee table as well.

Here’s some info. on roasted curly maple, for those interested in the process:

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#9 posted 10-25-2010 05:06 PM

Unique table

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#10 posted 10-26-2010 12:12 AM

Great looking table!

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#11 posted 10-26-2010 07:39 AM

Some people have been asking me what Roasted Curly Maple is, it is sometimes call Carmalized. The process is to dry the wood to about 4% moisture content, then put it in an oven at 370 degrees F. for about 4 hours. Any wood put through this process takes on a dark color through out the sample. If anyone wanted to try this on their own, I am sure your spouses would not mind you throwing in a piece with the Christmas turkey!!

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