Beetle Kill Pine Coffee Table Live Edge

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Project by RockyBlue posted 01-09-2012 06:33 AM 6206 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table measures 58×20 wide x 15” tall. The top is 2 pieces of pine from a tree I cut near Gore Pass in Colorado. The legs are 4×4 square and turned on my lathe. I got it down to 10 minutes to turn and sand each leg. The frame is 2×3 joined to the legs with beadlock tenons. Top is secured on the frame using pocket screws. Finish is Watco natural danish oil and satin poly. I just got 30 of my trees back from the sawer, so I plan to make 20 more similar tables. If I can sell 20 of these easy coffee tables, I can buy my own portable sawmill and be the happiest kid there ever was.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother.

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#1 posted 01-09-2012 06:49 AM

This is such a way cool table ,I like it alot very good work.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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Eric M. Saperstein

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#2 posted 01-09-2012 08:47 AM

Very nice – very simple – this is something we are considering doing with a batch of mulberry flitches we have coming in shortly. I like this design – you may sit it again soon with different materials! We’re looking for some ideas.

Thanks for posting!

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman

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#3 posted 01-09-2012 01:06 PM

good lookin table, i just cut down some beetle killed pines. think ill try building 1.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#4 posted 01-09-2012 04:39 PM

Awesome table. Like the legs. Great job !!

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#5 posted 01-09-2012 05:23 PM

All around beautiful table.

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#6 posted 01-09-2012 05:28 PM

Just my style, awesome piece!

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#7 posted 01-09-2012 06:28 PM

Great table, I really like it a lot. And I share your goal for the sawmill as well, good luck and have fun with that.

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#8 posted 01-10-2012 10:02 AM

Sounds like you have a plan with those tables, they sure look good, good luck.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#9 posted 01-19-2012 06:25 PM

love the table. I’m doing one in curly maple with birds eye 4 inch legs. Very simmular to yours. The cost of the material was outrageous but the finnish product should last for ever.I was offered a commission to do the piece but the money didn’t even cover the cost of the material So i’m doing it on spec.

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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#10 posted 04-27-2012 12:56 AM

Love the huge log slice for the top! Its great to see this stuff being put to use!


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