Blue spalted red gum coffee table

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Project by Ricksfaith posted 06-13-2011 03:41 AM 2436 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here I go again with the red gum, but this one is my favorite. This coffee table is made using 1 7/8” thick blue spalted red gum stressed releaf edges. I put a couple of outdoor shots to really see the magnificent graining. I hope you can see the beautiful colors in these shots. Blue spalting only occurs in about every 1 in 1500 tress that are salvaged. The only fasteners in this project are the 1” red oak dowels that fasten the legs to the botom. The legs are a full 3” thick material and has the same coloring as the top. It was sturdy enough for me to put my 220 lbs of rear end on it without any squeaks or groans. The finish is again in poly that has had about 25 coats hand rubbed into it giving it a hand rubbed satin apperance. This table is 17 1/2” wide x 15 1/2” high x 60” in length. It weighs about 70 lbs.

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#1 posted 06-13-2011 03:56 AM

Awesome table! Great craftsmanship

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#2 posted 06-13-2011 06:49 AM

wow… that is one of those just wow jobs and just wow slabs!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#3 posted 06-13-2011 08:12 PM

Great legs! Wonderful design!

-- christopheralan

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#4 posted 06-16-2011 04:24 AM

Very nice…I would definitely put this in the house.

-- A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. -- Mark Twain

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#5 posted 03-21-2012 05:45 PM

Bravo! I say chap, well done!

-- -Jarred- Bonesaw's Readyyyy!!

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