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Project by Ryan posted 1358 days ago 1639 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found a long cherry board with one live-edge from my local sawmill this summer.
Looks like nobody wants it because it’s one long and slim with some mineral streaks.
I was looking for a live-edged board for a long time but couldn’t find a good and cheap one
except this(paid $15 but I know it’s not a wise way of spending precisou time). And also
it wasn’t easy to find a way to reform this so spent quite some time to think about what to do.
Finally shaped coffee table.

The board was long and slim, so I cut it in half and joined it.
I’m not a big fan of stain but this board has greenish mineral streaks, so I used General Finish’s
dye stain to hide it. The color looks good to me though it’s not natural.

Legs are maple, finish is water-based satin polyurathane 6 times. Maybe more.
52” x 26”(widest) x 16”

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Jeremy Greiner

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#1 posted 1358 days ago

The table looks great!

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BigLou

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#2 posted 1358 days ago

Nice! I like the profile of the legs.

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Splinterman

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#3 posted 1358 days ago

Nice design and finish.

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woody57

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#4 posted 1358 days ago

looks great
especially the top
you are a good finisher

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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dakremer

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#5 posted 1358 days ago

i really like how you did the legs for this table!! Looks really awesome. I would love to see how you did that! Also the color scheme is really great! Going in to my favorites

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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zlatanv

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#6 posted 1358 days ago

Looks really nice, like the live edge.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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scrapwood

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#7 posted 1358 days ago

sharp dude,i like the contrast of the white legs.good job

-- I do not fail I suceed in finding what dosn't work! (Christopher Titus)

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therookie

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#8 posted 1358 days ago

Very nice what a deal on the cherry.

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Chip

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#9 posted 1358 days ago

Simplistic and elegant design… let’s that beautiful wood shine. Perfect. Great piece Ryan!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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DragonLady

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#10 posted 1358 days ago

I love those legs!!!

-- A woman's work is never done-but power tools help!

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ghazard

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#11 posted 1358 days ago

Really pleasing to the eye. Well done!

Greg

-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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Ryan

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#12 posted 1358 days ago

dakremer
When making legs, I made paper template and transfer it to the wood.
Use band saw and lots of sanding.
Next time, I’m going to make wooden template and router to reduce the sanding time.

Guys, thank you for good comments.
Ryan

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