Tables from spalted maple

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Project by Cory posted 09-09-2011 04:43 PM 1665 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a couple of entry tables for my house and I came up with these two designs. Their both built with a cool piece of spalted maple. The first is a narrow table to fit behind my front door. The idea was to have something “light” in that small space. I originally was going to orient both legs perpendicular to the top, but the wife suggested rotating one of them 90*. I think it was a great suggestion. The bottom is white oak with GF gel stain. Finish for the top was wiping varnish.

The second piece is a console type table behind a sofa in my living room. I had a table there, but the top had been beaten up. So I removed the top and used a cool piece of spalted maple with a live edge. The top is crazily figured and has spalting, ant and bug holes, and all kinds of imperfections. I think all of those character flaws make it a cool piece. It’s finished with dark walnut danish oil and wiping varnish.

Thanks for looking.


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#1 posted 09-09-2011 04:50 PM

The sofa tabletop is awesome !!

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#2 posted 09-09-2011 05:03 PM

I agree with Dusty the sofa table is off the charts awesome…BC

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#3 posted 09-09-2011 05:06 PM

very nice tables. works as planned – light and functional

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#4 posted 09-09-2011 06:18 PM

Very nice. I need a new house with lots of entryways so I can make a few of these.

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#5 posted 09-09-2011 06:30 PM


As usual, a stellar job on the projects…..Beautifully done, and the wood is amazing. It seems to go with your decor quite nicely…..I like the “live edge” look. I enjoy seeing your work, as always…Keep it up, bud….

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#6 posted 09-09-2011 06:53 PM

I realy like the simplicity of the hall table. Your wife should help you design more pieces, I raly like her idea for the legs.

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#7 posted 09-10-2011 12:48 AM

Both are beautiful. The clean designs are awesome. The simplicity of the sofa table really lets the beautiful wood shine.

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#8 posted 09-10-2011 05:08 AM

Nice work. I usually don’t care for most live edges, but that one is nice.

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#9 posted 09-20-2011 05:50 AM

That slab is amazing, gorgeous stuff.

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