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Project by david38 posted 12-29-2011 06:34 PM 2711 views 15 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

made this table for grand daughter She is going to college and wanted it to study on.

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#1 posted 12-29-2011 06:35 PM

just no beer cans! Thats a great looking table .. did you mill the lumber yourself?

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#2 posted 12-29-2011 06:49 PM

That is a GREAT looking table. Nice work.

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#3 posted 12-29-2011 07:07 PM

David, That is beautiful work! I like everything about it, the wood, the design, the stretcher is really nice and the contrasting wood for the pegs is a nice touch, your design for the base is right-on, the treatment to the ends of the top looks real nice and the live edge just makes for a real nice table all around. Very inspiring work. Tell her she better take care of it.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#4 posted 12-29-2011 09:37 PM

I like it very cool wood and good design.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 12-30-2011 01:45 AM

you definately did that beautiful slab justice! I also like the trestle style, and the live edge with sapwood. Very nice!

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#6 posted 12-30-2011 01:51 AM

Nice live edge. Nice sturdy top should stand up to many hours of quarter-bounce (just kidding)

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#7 posted 12-30-2011 03:52 AM

I really like this!

-- Gina - Pottstown, PA

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#8 posted 12-30-2011 06:01 AM

Beautiful table!! I’m guessing that’s walnut?

-- Wooster, Ohio

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#9 posted 12-30-2011 12:11 PM

Amazing table, the first thing I thought of was ohh no college…. but thats unfair to assume :>) not everyone is that way. Great job, you should make some coasters to go with it LOL.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 12-30-2011 04:01 PM

I couldn’t study with my books on this table… I’d spend all my time looking at the wood! Great job on a beautiful table.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#11 posted 12-30-2011 10:54 PM

I think it’s time to cough up some more info on this great table. What finish?? What wood?? etc…...........

-- mike...............

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#12 posted 12-31-2011 12:00 AM

Mike I used general finishes arm-r-seal urethane top coat. It is live edge walnut that i had sawed and dried by a local band saw operator. He has a large kilim the only problem is he can only cut 25 inches wide some of the crotch logs were wider and he had to cut some off of side I have about 15 more slabs 6 ft long I have more orders from family.

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#13 posted 12-31-2011 02:24 AM

George Nakashima would approve! When I went to college I had to make my own table. Used two nice pine 1×8s and a counple of strechers to screw on to the boards and those danish modern legs we could buy and atatched them. Stained and varnished.

Thanks for triggering a memory.

Lucky family!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#14 posted 01-03-2012 10:34 PM

Tell her that if she gets pizza sauce on it that an angry guy from Kansas will be coming. Ha.
Just kidding about that, don’t put me on a watch list.

Sure beats what I used in College, and we are still using my wife’s college table (your table beats it also).

This is beautifully done, and the grain is amazing.
well done,

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#15 posted 05-01-2012 06:00 PM

i love this table, but then again i love walnut, and im really glad that you do also, as i love seeing all that you have made with it and the butternut and maple, Michigan has some wonderful woods to work with, so keep at it, and ill keep watching for what you make…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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