Box Elder Coffee Table (wedding gift)

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Project by tkh posted 11-25-2010 07:39 PM 2713 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Wedding gift for my new Daughter-in-Law Heather, a Box Elder Coffee Table. Table is 80 inches long, 24 inches wide and 18 inches tall. It is made from a 2 inch slab of Box Elder wood, and the legs are made from White Pine. To control end checking, I used a daisy pattern instead of the common bow tie look, the daisy is made from Osage Orange. Heather always liked the Smurf’s and this table reminds her of the Smurf furniture in the cartoon, plus she really likes daisy’s so the Osage Orange Daisy is a plus. I finished this with Teak Oil, it really brings out the figure in the Box Elder surface. A little birds eye effect at one end, wavy quilting effect at the other end, plus the red flame that Box Elder is noted for. You can see why Box Elder is part of the Maple family of wood. Now on to the next project.

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#1 posted 11-25-2010 07:50 PM

Great looking table, and making the Lady of the house goes a long way as we all know! The wood has great color and lines.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 11-25-2010 11:24 PM

I think we did this once before, but can you tell me again how the legs are attached- now that I can see the picture and refer to 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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#3 posted 11-26-2010 12:08 AM

Looks good from here

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 11-26-2010 04:36 PM

I like the look! Box elder has such interesting colors as well, and the daisies are neat. Like Rivergirl, I’m curious about the legs. Very nice.

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#5 posted 08-06-2017 01:20 PM

This is a beautiful coffee table.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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