a claro walnut slab coffee table

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Project by dan mosheim posted 07-09-2011 04:18 PM 4386 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i wrote a blog post back in april about a slab of claro walnut i had on hand that ‘wanted to be something’. after a shot at being a desk, and then one at being a dining table, it is now a coffee table, on its way to aspen this week. we’ve made a quite a few tables with these big slabs and they are always fun. more photos of the slab and legs in process on my dorset custom furniture blog.

the last picture is a coffee table we made a couple of years ago … that blog post is here ...

you can see a couple of other slab tables here

-- dan,vermont,

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#1 posted 07-09-2011 04:27 PM


-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#2 posted 07-09-2011 06:23 PM

Dan, what a great table. Love the slab and the butterfly’s. The legs are very interseting.
Im getting ready to make a outdoor dinning table for out patio and plan on using steel for the legs and rails. Did you powder coat the metal?

Just ordered a new Miller 180 Mig Welder, looking fwd to making some sparks.

Great work on this.

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

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#3 posted 07-09-2011 07:25 PM

Dan, most people put the legs underneath the table—————no wait, I just saw the other pictures LOl

Seriously, It looks great. Nice design, well done

Thanks for sharing


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#4 posted 07-09-2011 09:07 PM

What is the fifth picture about ? Did you plan on cutting off all of the beautiful edging ?
The second picture is pretty awesome : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 07-09-2011 11:15 PM

Dan that slap i just wonderfull and the key´s i simply love them :)

Great job you did on it :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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dan mosheim

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#6 posted 07-10-2011 03:07 PM

thanks for your comments … regarding ken’s question about the legs, they’re primed with two coats of red rustoleum spray primer and top coated with two coats flat black with a coat of oil/poly wiped over them after they were mounted. i have not had any experience with powdercoating. in the fifth picture, my potential client was trying to visualize the top cut to the shape for a desk idea she had in mind. i’m still working with her, but i’m glad she decided not to purchase this slab. btw, most all the walnut slabs i use come from good hope hardwoods. ... all for now .. dan

-- dan,vermont,

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#8 posted 07-17-2011 03:56 PM

Dan , thanks for answering my question. I am also happy that she didn’t get this beautiful piece : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#9 posted 11-07-2011 04:31 AM

The slab is beautifully displayed and impressively mounted. I have a premium piece of wild almond that I intend to make a desk or side table with and a nicely grained piece of mesquite. I hope they come out just as nice!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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