Curly Walnut and I-beam entry table

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Project by donaldmee posted 1331 days ago 3705 views 18 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this table for a very special lady friend in my life for Christmas this year. The top is a piece of curly walnut I had left over from another table I made a couple of months ago. It is a little different from my usual style but I think it looks good. The base is made of reclaimed I-beams and stainless steel cable, I think I like the look of the cable so much I am going to use it more designs.

-- donald mee

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#1 posted 1331 days ago

Nice media mix. The piercing I beam is an illusion though, right?

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#2 posted 1331 days ago

Very Nice, I like the industrial look.

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#3 posted 1331 days ago

Very cool, very creative. Those cables take the cake too.

-- Dale, Oregon

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#4 posted 1331 days ago

Love the Look, but I must admit, I too am puzzled. Does the beam actually pierce the wood? If so you are a master craftsman.


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#5 posted 1331 days ago

very nice done and if its not an illusion then is the piercing realy well done

and if you like mixed materials then it is a fine piece with a great recycling idea in it

may I surgest you paint the screw and nut in the vetical I-beam black as well on the inside of the I-beam
they stic out too much and desturbing :-)

take care

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#6 posted 1331 days ago

This is a striking mixed media piece… Very architectural in nature.

I’m glad you chose such a beautiful and flowing piece of wood, as it seems to balance the industrial, cold feel of the steel. I am with Dennis on painting the inner connections attached to the I-beam, as the seem to distract from the clean, straight vertical line of the beam itself.

It reminds me a bit of a crane.

Of the projects you’ve posted on LJs, this is my favorite.

Well done, indeed!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#7 posted 1331 days ago

I like the mixture of the wood and metal! Waiting for the answer as that beam is sitting on top right? LOL Well done.

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

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#8 posted 1331 days ago

Tough table. Very bold. I kind of agree with the others. But I know sometimes pictures don’t do justice. Anyway you’ve found a great avenue to explore. Cool piece.

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#9 posted 1331 days ago

WOW great table, how many people does it take to move it, must be very heavy. Really dig the design great mixed media combo….

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#10 posted 1331 days ago

very neat, I have a 25’ twisted i beam off an old cattle bar laying in the yard, and I was going to haul it in for scrap, you have given me an inspiration not to now!

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#11 posted 1331 days ago

Nice mixture of materials and very creative design.

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#12 posted 1331 days ago

Nice work, I love the mixture of materials.

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#13 posted 1331 days ago

I like it; Looks great


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#14 posted 1331 days ago

I love “architectural” type of pieces and this table certainly fits that bill Donald. Uniquely wonderful design and build!

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#15 posted 1331 days ago

Original gesign. Congratulations.

-- Jiri

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