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Project by Oneil posted 03-22-2011 10:34 PM 1652 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A coffee table/bench made from a slab of soft maple (Plaine as it is known in Quebec)
Cherry legs and a textured underside, finished with a mix of oils and varnish (5 coats so far)
Another will follow now this one is finished as i bought a 16 ft slab some months ago, using some for other projects and this piece for this piece i have one large crotch section left to use.
thanks for looking!!!!!





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 03-22-2011 10:44 PM

Looks good !!

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#2 posted 03-22-2011 11:58 PM

good lookin table—-the live edge gives it that extra pop.

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rivergirl

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#3 posted 03-23-2011 12:44 AM

Love the live edge and the inlay. What do you mean by a textured underside?

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#4 posted 03-23-2011 01:24 AM

Very Nice! Hard to combine woods, that seems to work. A Picture of the bottom would be nice. Mortice and tenon? What are those inlaid pieces?

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#5 posted 03-23-2011 02:35 AM

Lovely look. How did you attach the legs? I like this simplicity and beauty.

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#6 posted 03-23-2011 11:20 AM

Well done on this beauty!

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#7 posted 03-23-2011 01:09 PM

A very nice piece. It looks rather oriental.

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Oneil

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#8 posted 03-23-2011 04:44 PM

The legs are mortised into the top and the inlays are strips of 1/2 soft maple, i did this to prevent checks at the ends from growing and to keep the top somewhat stable as Quebec has very erratic weather/humidity changes. As for the textured underside i brushed it lightly with an angle grinder to add some interest. I thought that three key elements would make this table work and i am very happy with the result.
1, large live edge slab. top
2, textured underside.
3, simple contrasting legs.

Underside photo to come!!!!!!!!

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rivergirl

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#9 posted 03-23-2011 08:19 PM

I just don’t plane the underside of my slabs very well- gives a “textured” effect and saves me a bunch of work. 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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#10 posted 03-24-2011 03:03 PM

Beautiful bench/table. I love the design. If you had a butterfly key in it you could call it a George Nagashima original.

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