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Project by Matt posted 11-23-2011 04:46 AM 1385 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got the natural edged maple top from a portable saw mill demo at a lumberjack competition. The top was warped after it was released from the rest of the trunk and was too wide for my planer. I used the router-rail technique to flatten the top and get it closer to coplanar. The walnut trestle legs are based on a design from The Wood Whisperer. Oddly enough, the canted legs always make it look like it’s leaning.





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cplant

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#1 posted 11-23-2011 04:49 AM

that slab has some beautiful figure. nice work

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#2 posted 11-23-2011 05:04 AM

Some REALLY beautiful grain. Very nice table.

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#3 posted 11-23-2011 05:25 AM

Incredible figure in that top !!
What finish did you use on it ?

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#4 posted 11-23-2011 06:14 AM

Great design and beautiful wood. Doesn’t get any better.

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#5 posted 11-23-2011 06:33 AM

What an amazing piece of maple, and design!

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#6 posted 11-23-2011 07:27 AM

Very Nice Project!!

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#7 posted 11-23-2011 11:38 AM

Great job! Love the look of this.

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#8 posted 11-23-2011 03:28 PM

Nice, simple, clean support base and then the beautifully grained natural maple slab. Very very nice project.

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dustyal

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#9 posted 11-23-2011 04:40 PM

I thought I had seen those legs somewhere… yeah, woodwhisperer. Did well with them and the top. I’ll add this to my collection of slab tables… I have a slab about as big sitting around getting in the way.

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#10 posted 11-23-2011 05:33 PM

Great job on this.

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Matt

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#11 posted 11-24-2011 05:45 AM

The finish was boiled linseed oil, then shellac to provide a “double stick” barrier, then General Finishes (Hooray East Troy, WI) Arm-R-Seal varnish on top. Just Arm-R-Seal wiping varnish on the legs.

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#12 posted 11-24-2011 05:50 AM

Yeah the grain looks amazing, and I’m glad you mentioned how you planed it, I hadn’t heard of that technique before and just looked it up… very useful! thanks! great job!!!

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