Shaker Table - Spalted Magnolia

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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 1034 days ago

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

-- Doug

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#2 posted 1034 days ago

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 1034 days ago

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 1034 days ago

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 1033 days ago

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

-- Robert, Mississippi,

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#6 posted 882 days ago

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

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#7 posted 882 days ago

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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