Black walnut coffee table

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Project by Branden Huth posted 11-19-2011 12:21 AM 2172 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a coffee table I built to replace the one my wife had when we got married. It’s made out of black walnut that was given to me by a friend. It’s entirely mortise and tenon construction with a basic wipe on Poly finish.


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#1 posted 11-19-2011 12:42 AM

This is a wonderful looking table. You got ur hands on some great walnut. I see two strips in each corner. What is, or how did you get those there? Excellent piece of work.

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#2 posted 11-19-2011 02:04 PM

Very nice table. I like the contrast between the darker heartwood and the lighter sapwood. It makes your table stand out… Be careful. I made a replacement drawer for a kitchen cabinet and now, everybody that comes into the kitchen spots it and asks when I’m making the rest of the cabinets to match it!

-- Hal, Tennessee

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Branden Huth

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#3 posted 11-21-2011 12:23 AM

Brukilla. I had a little bit of zebra wood that I inlayed two strips in each corner. I add a little something to it as well as help hold the but joint together.


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Branden Huth

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#4 posted 11-21-2011 12:25 AM

Thanks Hal dougherty. I like the sap/heartwood contrast also. Most people who arent’ familiar with wood always ask why is that a lighter color? I thought you said that was walnut


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