Coffee Table

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Project by John posted 1254 days ago 1593 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a table I made for my son, He saw the slab and said “Wow, that would be a great table.” So one month later this is what “occurred” I had to try a different leg configuration but it seemed to come out OK.

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#1 posted 1254 days ago

Stunning piece of work. Great job.

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#2 posted 1254 days ago

Wow! Nice table. Give us more details…..type of wood, finish etc?

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#3 posted 1254 days ago

beautiful slab – it looks like a stylized sperm whale head, made me think of Moby Dick!

-- - Cindy, texture freak -

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#4 posted 1254 days ago

The wood is camphor, The finish is tung oil. I really enjoyed this project. I never tried anything like this before. I had to glue the bark on so it would not peel off and the split was growing so I had to stabilize it with the butterflies. It turned out alot better than I had hoped. Like everything else I have done it was kind of off the cuff, trial and error.

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#5 posted 1254 days ago

Beautiful wood, nice looking table, very nice.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 1253 days ago

Nice!! I like what you did to the check!

-- Stumpybear,Petersburg PA

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#7 posted 1253 days ago

table came out great, nice tight butterflies too.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#8 posted 1253 days ago

Great job looking good! I getting read y to make a 8 foot one for my patio soon. Love the inlay I look fwd to incorparating them into my table. Thx for sharing.

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

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#9 posted 1253 days ago

What a beautiful table. You did a very nice job. What wood did you use on the butterflies and legs?

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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#10 posted 1253 days ago

I once made a live-edge side table out of camphor. Amazing slab of wood. It looked like an exploding super nova. Not only did I have a beautiful one-of-a-kind, my sinuses were clear for a year. Great job, John. Thanks for sharing.

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