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Project by moshel posted 1009 days ago 1225 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small coffee table, (40cm high, 80cm long, 60cm wide) made of recycled Rimu.
A friend of mine came over and showed me a Rimu beam that a friend bought him and asked for a table.
After milling the beam i found that the local wood pest, borer, infested this beam in the past – i don’t like the look of this but my friend didn’t mind. hopefully the borer is gone now (this is usually the case – if you see the exit holes the borer is gone).

all joinery was biscuits and the top is attached to blocks with oversized holes to allow for movement.

finished with 2 layers of poly/BLO/turp. was a quick and nice project.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...





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daltxguy

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#1 posted 1009 days ago

That’s a massive chunk of wood that table top! I like it too, though – I think it turned out really nice!

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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degoose

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#2 posted 1009 days ago

To be used by midget butchers…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Craig Ambrose

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#3 posted 1009 days ago

Nice work Moshe. Looks like beautiful wood, I’m sure your friend will be very pleased.

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DocSavage45

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#4 posted 1007 days ago

Reviewing projects. Stopped to check out your table. Nice job, I am somewhat Like James Krenov. I like the natural occurances to wood through its life cycle. and maybe so does your friend? Would like to see the table up close. :) George Nakashima was the first to use the whole tree to make a table and show its chaacter. Maybe the next project could have a life of it’s own. LOL

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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moshel

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#5 posted 1007 days ago

Oh, I think I was misunderstood – I like the table (although I would use a bit thinner material for the top – I think its not balanced but they like this look), I just didn’t like the look of the borer infested timber. I did my best to hide it.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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