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Project by EternalDesign posted 06-13-2011 10:38 PM 1576 views 13 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished up this really cool ash coffee table. The top is made from a book matched set of salvaged ash boards. The tree was filled with rot, this decay caused some beautiful color variations and figure.
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Brian

-- Brian, Eternal Furniture & Design http://www.eternal-furniture.com





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AaronK

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#1 posted 06-13-2011 11:18 PM

nice piece! it really highlights the wonderful figure in that ash.

but you’re not getting off that fast – could you give the rough dimensions? also, how you join the top to the legs?

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Jonathan

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#2 posted 06-14-2011 12:00 AM

I’m also curious about your joinery between the legs and the top? Sort of a different take on the “floating top,” perhaps?

Great piece you’ve created here!

-- 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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free2beadd

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#3 posted 06-14-2011 12:02 AM

BEAUTIFUL! You just gave me an idea for the base of some walnut slabs I’ve got. Thanks

-- “We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” -Albert Einstein

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#4 posted 06-14-2011 12:03 AM

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#5 posted 06-14-2011 12:58 AM

Very nice design!!! I like working with Ash and I love the way it smells when cut!!!!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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#6 posted 06-14-2011 01:32 AM

Thanks,
Its hard to see but there is 1.5×1.5 boards mortised from leg to leg just under the top, the top sits on these boards.

The coffee table is 48”long and 24”wide

brian

-- Brian, Eternal Furniture & Design http://www.eternal-furniture.com

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#7 posted 06-14-2011 02:24 AM

Very nice! Great execution.

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#8 posted 06-14-2011 04:55 AM

love the design! Looks awesome.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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Jonathan

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#9 posted 06-14-2011 03:26 PM

Brian,

Thank you for providing us with the extra details. I do see the mortised piece in the first picture, but missed it the first time. I also looked at your website and like several pieces there too.

For me, this is an intriguingly designed piece.

-- 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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#10 posted 06-14-2011 03:40 PM

gotcha – yeah I can make it out too now. thanks!

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 06-14-2011 09:35 PM

This is a very nicely done rustic table and the wood is beautiful.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 06-15-2011 08:02 PM

Very nice table. I would love to see some pics from the under side.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#13 posted 06-11-2012 07:56 AM

Cool design. I loved it. Thanks for sharing..

-- Efe Yaparoglu ,Izmir.... Not getting what u wished is a sign that there is something better behind.

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 06-11-2012 11:09 AM

This is an unusual design and quite rustic in nature. It really catches the eye and will become a conversation piece probably in some quaint mountain or lake cabin. The table makes a bold statement and I like it. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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