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round starburst coffee table made from crotch walnut. challenging project
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starburst coffee table
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#1 posted 12-23-2011 04:13 AM
That is a wonderful coffee table great job.
-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture
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#2 posted 12-23-2011 05:07 AM
The walnut top is fabulous. Great table thanks for sharing it with us.
-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario
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#3 posted 12-23-2011 06:47 AM
Got to love walnuts figuring. Gorgeous table.
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#4 posted 12-23-2011 07:33 AM
I like your round coffee table elegant style and the performance of your craftsmanship is on very high level. Congrats!
-- Szczyglic - Krakow - Poland
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#5 posted 12-23-2011 07:34 AM
I made an octogon coffee table years ago in High school woodworking—in solid maple. All the grain was pointing radially inwards like yours. Humidity affected the outer perimeter more than the center and it cracked. I was looking for a summer job and had pictures of things I had made and some samples. One of pictures was of the octogon table. I went to a cabinet shop and he took one look at the picture and he said “It cracked didn’t it” But I did get a job for the summer. Learned a lot. Hope yours isn’t solid wood.
-- It's easy when you know how - but that's the hard part. Ontario, Canada
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#6 posted 12-23-2011 03:33 PM
A beautiful and sturdy looking piece. This will be cherished for centuries!
-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe
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#7 posted 12-23-2011 04:41 PM
Fine looking table, put togeher well
-- Don, Royersford, PA
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#8 posted 12-28-2011 03:11 AM
like to see some clearer pictures? How did you cope for expansion and contraction?
-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher
#9 posted 12-30-2011 03:26 AM
to DocSavage45 —I will post some better pictures. The starburst center circle is veener cut about 3/16 in thick and glued to plywood. The starburst is made of 8 wedges cut from a single board so that they bookmatch one to the next. The circle banding is bubinga and was a challenge to inset bending it around as I tapped it into a groove. The outer ring is a separate piece using mulitple glued up sections.
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