Black Walnut and forged steel table

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Project by donaldmee posted 12-14-2010 07:03 PM 2892 views 7 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a piece I just finished and dropped off to the gallery. The top is a piece of black walnut, I chose for the the grain pattern. I love the way it looked at the mill and it did not disappoint once I sanded it and put the finish on. It is 18” tall 22” wide and about 55” long. The legs are forged out of 2 1/4” solid steel bar, and the cross members are forged out of 3/4” solid steel, the wrap in the center is 1/4” steel rod. The steel has a black rubbed finish and the wood has a gloss poly finish.

-- donald mee

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#1 posted 12-14-2010 07:07 PM

That’s stunning! Beautiful piece of wood and the crafting of the iron is top-notch. I love how you used such heavy bar-stock – it really gives a solid and well-proportioned look to the piece. Whoever the owner of that piece is going to be he got a gem! Brilliant piece.

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#2 posted 12-14-2010 07:54 PM

Nice Looking !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#3 posted 12-14-2010 08:02 PM

Nice one Donald well done I love these types of table.Alistair

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#4 posted 12-14-2010 08:21 PM

I love the look of Walnut. You did a great job!!

-- Dennis,!/MpleGrvWoodwrks

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#5 posted 12-14-2010 08:38 PM

Nice work. Beautiful combination of design, materials and finish. Congrats. Thanks for sharing and happy holidays!

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#6 posted 12-14-2010 10:29 PM

That is a very beautiful table. You not only have a wood shop, you must have a blacksmith shop,too! That is a nice forged support for the table. Very sharp design to go with that walnut top!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 12-14-2010 11:01 PM

Lookin good.

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#8 posted 12-14-2010 11:09 PM

I’m a big fan of mixing materials and you really pulled it off with this piece Donald. Stunning design and craftsmanship. Really beautiful work.

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

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#9 posted 12-15-2010 12:23 AM

That is one beautiful piece of Walnut and the metal work is very unique : )

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#10 posted 12-15-2010 03:12 AM

That’s one nice piece! I like the style of work you do!

-- Apple Creek, Ohio

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#11 posted 12-15-2010 03:29 AM

Very nice combination of materials. Beautiful!

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#12 posted 12-15-2010 04:48 AM

A very beautiful work of art! Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#13 posted 12-15-2010 07:10 AM

That looks really sharp.

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#14 posted 12-15-2010 12:14 PM

Beautiful grain on the top. Walnut rarely disappoints. :) The base reminds me of a wrought iron fence that used to enclose a yard near a house I lived in when very very young. My brother got his head stuck between the vertical rails. This table brought back that old memory. LOL :)

-- 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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#15 posted 12-15-2010 12:43 PM

WOW, what a great table! The mix of metal and wood couldn’t be more perfect. That is one nice slab and the finish is great ! Well done.

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

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