All Solid Walnut Table

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Project by Cody Lee Rockafeller posted 958 days ago 1917 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project changed my course in wood working. Fell in love with walnut. By far my favorite species thus far. Every joint was biscuit joined and clamped overnight. Same with the table top. Hopefully this will last far beyond my lifetime. Finished with Waterlox marine grade tung oil and poly mix. 5 coats on top 4 on skirt and legs.

-- Cody Lee Rockafeller-BlueGooseCustomFurniture

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#1 posted 958 days ago

Beautiful table! Looks like you put some serious time into building it – it shows. Fantastic.

-- ~^ DaveG ~^

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#2 posted 957 days ago

Thanks Dave! It was a lot of work but enjoyed every minute. Very rewarding!

-- Cody Lee Rockafeller-BlueGooseCustomFurniture

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#3 posted 957 days ago

Gorgeous table! Walnut is one of my favorites to work with as well. well, that and maple, I love the contrast of the two together. I dig that natural edge you’ve left on the table. that is definitely an heirloom piece in my eyes! Any intentions for matching chairs in the future? Beautiful work, man. great job!

-- Gridlockd

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#4 posted 957 days ago

Beautiful table with an awesome finish. Good job !!

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#5 posted 957 days ago

Great job! Love the clean natural lines and the finish really looks great.

-- ~~ John . . . . . . . . . Against the Grain Woodworking & Design, LLC

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#6 posted 957 days ago

Very nice work Cody this is one cool table.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 957 days ago

A very nice table. I build one similar to it and it still stands out as an exception piece. in my mind
Walnut is nice to work with.
I am doing a corner media cabinet with cherry and I also find it nice to work with, when you get past the price!

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#8 posted 957 days ago

Good looking table

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#9 posted 957 days ago

I like what you have built. I especially like the top!

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#10 posted 956 days ago

Nice job using the sap wood to nice effect rather than it ending up as waste.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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#11 posted 954 days ago

I agreee with everyone. Very nice job. I, too, enjoy working and using the sapwood as part of the project.

-- Someday I will be more than a sawdust wisperer

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#12 posted 952 days ago

Nice table , Cody . Great work on this one . Nice symmetry and finish .

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#13 posted 895 days ago

awesome job, i love those live edges. I was fortunate to get a good load of walnut from a elderly woman and am looking for project ideas for it. again awesome job.

-- The College Woodworker

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