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Walnut slab console table

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Project by LoganN posted 09-25-2018 07:40 PM 404 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A fellow woodworking hobbyist purchased some walnut slabs and bought this one for his house. He asked me to make it into a console table and his wife told me the dimensions and gave some guidance on what she wanted to see. This is the end result.
The legs are maple – they came from one 12” wide piece that I cut with 45° miters to join in a square. This made the legs the width I wanted and the joints are on the corners, so you can’t see them – for most of them the grain runs around the corners, which i love to see. I used a hand plane to cut the chamfers on the top and shelf. The top was sanded to 600 and an oil finish applied. I don’t think I’m a huge fan of the finish, but I’ll see how it weathers time.
Overall I’m pretty happy with this one. I wish I could have gotten the curl in the top to come out more, but it still looks great to me and, more importantly, they like it!





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pottz

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#1 posted 09-25-2018 07:51 PM

thats a sweet slab of walnut,and i like the simplicity of the legs really lets the walnut be the star.you dont like oil finish though,i use basically nothing but maloof oil which is tung oil,poly,and linseed oil that i mix myself.i like it because of the ease of application and that you feel the natural wood rather than a plastic coating some finishes give.well great job again my friend.

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recycle1943

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#2 posted 09-25-2018 10:56 PM

Beautiful table – easy ro see why they like it

-- 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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#3 posted 09-26-2018 01:14 AM

Very Nice Work & Well Done!

-- Don't Worry About What People Think! They Don't Do It Very Often Anyway!

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#4 posted 09-26-2018 01:39 AM

Looks great. Nice work.

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#5 posted 09-26-2018 01:56 AM

Hey all!! Thanks for the appreciation!

Pottz – I normally do Danish oil and then finish with wipe on poly. Unfortunately I can’t find the minwax wipe on that I like around here. I might need to do a maloof too! Thanks

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TimberAndAshDesigns

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#6 posted 09-26-2018 01:25 PM

Very cool. I love the mitered leg idea.

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#7 posted 09-26-2018 01:45 PM

Love walnut, this is great

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