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Spalted maple entry table

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Project by spike posted 12-20-2010 04:16 PM 4323 views 15 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Norwegian spalted maple and walnut entry table. This table was one of many gifts I’m building for Christmas gifts. Dimensions are: 49” x 11.5” x 30”
Used pocket hole joinery throughout the entire piece. Bookmatched and tapered legs done on the tablesaw….The top was one solid piece of lumber so the entire project was easy to build and went together quickly.





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JasonWagner

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#1 posted 12-20-2010 05:01 PM

I really like the spalted wood look. Good proportions as well. Nice job.

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Ryan

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#2 posted 12-20-2010 05:55 PM

It’s very unique spalted maple.
Nice table.

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#3 posted 12-20-2010 06:00 PM

Whoever is getting that table will love it.

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thiel

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#4 posted 12-20-2010 06:14 PM

Wow. That’s a knockout! I REALLY like it… Nice how you used a subtle design to show off the not so subtle grain—it really works. I also really like the tension between the symmetrical table design and the asymmetry of the grain. The narrow legs really bring out the more delicate aspects of the grain as well.

Really nice.

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#5 posted 12-20-2010 06:45 PM

That is very nice.
What a wonderful gift.

Jamie

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gurnie

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#6 posted 12-20-2010 06:51 PM

love the shaker style :) Great use of spalted maple.

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ZeroThreeQuarter

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#7 posted 12-20-2010 07:11 PM

that’s a REALLY nice table, love the look of the spalted maple…
“shaker” yet the material gives it quite a contemporary feel.
nicely done!

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#8 posted 12-20-2010 07:27 PM

Very Nice!!!

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CEDARGUY

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#9 posted 12-20-2010 10:39 PM

Beautiful piece.

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#10 posted 12-21-2010 12:07 AM

Beautiful wood, great looking table.

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#11 posted 12-21-2010 02:11 AM

What an interesting wood! Beautiful piece.

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#12 posted 12-21-2010 03:06 AM

That’s some serious spalting !!
Your 1st and 4th pictures are the same …any chance of posting some close-ups of the edge treatment of the top and the aprons / skirts ?
Thanks for posting this beautiful piece : )

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Jonathan

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#13 posted 12-21-2010 06:34 AM

Striking!

This combination of wood and design is fantastic. Straightforward, yet stunning.

I’ve got some spalted maple, but it looks nothing like this. You’ve got a lot more spalting than my domestic (US) spalted maple. The spalted maple I’ve got right now merely has streaks of various colors running through it, not entire sections like your Norwegian spalted maple.

This is really a beautiful piece. Thank you for sharing this beautiful table with us.

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Sodabowski

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#14 posted 12-30-2010 07:52 PM

That spalt is incredibly gorgeous. I’m jealous now. Very nice table mate :)

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#15 posted 08-19-2012 02:17 PM

That top is a really gorgeous piece of wood. I might have to keep my eyes peeled for that type of wood.

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