Shaker Table - Spalted Magnolia

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Project by Justin57 posted 10-27-2011 10:33 PM 1569 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I found a piece of Spalted Magnolia and thought it would make a nice table. The legs are cherry but they aren’t as red as they appear in this picture. The top is approx. 1” thick but you can’t see the typical chamfer on the underside of a shaker table from the angle the picture was taken. Knob is just a hardwood drawer pull picked up at Lowe’s…I don’t have a lathe. :o)

-- Carl (Justin57)

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#1 posted 10-27-2011 11:45 PM

I like the color contrast. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#2 posted 10-27-2011 11:59 PM

That is some awesome magnolia. Is it a fairly soft wood?
I too like the contrast with the legs.
Thanks for posting it.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#3 posted 10-28-2011 12:11 AM

To be candid, I’ve never used Magnolia before that project or since, and I just don’t remember if it was difficult to work with or not. It certainly wasn’t bad enough to be noteworthy in my memory so I’d say it was along the lines of working with maple maybe?

-- Carl (Justin57)

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#4 posted 10-28-2011 12:15 AM

I like the spalted magnolia, it has a wonderful grain. I am going to have to see about getting some for a project in the future. The table is nicely done. I have never seen cherry that dark before. Thanks for sharing.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#5 posted 10-28-2011 07:22 PM

I like the wood texture of the magnolia! Great looking table!

-- Robert, Mississippi,

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#6 posted 03-28-2012 04:08 PM

Very nice choice of woods for contrast and the table looks great!!

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#7 posted 03-28-2012 04:38 PM

It’s nicely done and good looking.


-- 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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