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Rustic, live edge, spalted cherry coffee table

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Project by rivergirl posted 1349 days ago 3073 views 2 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a rustic, live edge coffee table of spalted cherry. Finish is 3 coats tung oil, 3 coats minwax poly. It is makde of a nice chunk of wood- retrieved from the burn pile at the sawmill. Length is approximately 40 inches, height is 18 inches, width is approximately 15 inches. Slab is about 1.5 inches thick.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."





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rivergirl

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#1 posted 1349 days ago

Okay, so maybe I should have dusted it off before I took the pics. LOL So much dust, so little time for domesticity.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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patron

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#2 posted 1349 days ago

nice wood

and what luck
to find it
saves on milling
and buying

nice finish too

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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rivergirl

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#3 posted 1349 days ago

Thanks David- did you notice the dust? LOL I am going to have to retake those photos. Dang it!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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rowdy

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#4 posted 1349 days ago

Dust made me sneeze. LOL!

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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HalDougherty

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#5 posted 1349 days ago

Nope, didn’t see the dust. I was focused on the fire in the background! That looks great right now. It’s 36 degrees outside here and I’ve not turned my heat on yet because it warms up about 10 am. I do have a kerosene heater that’s warming me up. It’s not near as nice as sitting in front of a fire… The old two story farmhouse I live in has fireplaces in every room, but they were blocked off years ago. I may put in a gas log fireplace in the living room sometime.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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jamsie

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#6 posted 1349 days ago

What dust?

-- Jamsie

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rivergirl

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#7 posted 1349 days ago

Hal- just put a woodburner in the living area or den. We put this one in last year and it is so much warmer than the fireplace alone. The woodburner has a built in blower that keeps the downstairs at about 72 degrees. Keeps the furnace off for most of the day. Furnace is on, but not running until about midnight- the furnace kicks on when the fire cools down.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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StumpyNubs

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#8 posted 1349 days ago

I always like your projects- you have your own unique style and it is very beautiful! I think there should be a large market for your work, it’s as much art as it is furniture!

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rivergirl

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#9 posted 1349 days ago

Well Jim- if only everyone felt like you it would be nice.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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mafe

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#10 posted 1349 days ago

So nice, and yes I agree you have a sryle of your own, with some roughness, but yet sweetnees.
- and you think I’m active!
Smiles and thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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rivergirl

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#11 posted 1349 days ago

So Mads, are you trying to say my wood working style is a projection of ME? As in, rough hewn but sweet on the inside? ;)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Jamie Speirs

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#12 posted 1349 days ago

Lovely Table.
Your an inspiration.
I need to get back to the Real Wood.
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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rivergirl

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#13 posted 1349 days ago

I think you already do “real wood” my friend. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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a1Jim

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#14 posted 1349 days ago

Your work is cool Kelly always rustic but elegant. Great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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sedcokid

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#15 posted 1349 days ago

Wow what pretty wood!! Looks beautiful!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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