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Cocobolo Slab Hall Table

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Project by Michael posted 01-24-2012 08:42 PM 2896 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cocobolo Slab Hall Table

The legs are Elm; all cut from the large slab in the 6th picture.

Finished with teak oil.

The two slabs on the table are Cocobolo, which is probably my favorite type of wood because of the beautiful heartwood. This was the first time I’ve worked with a Cocobolo slab. I was surprised by the very bright yellow sapwood. Does anyone know if/when it will fade?


There are areas where the sapwood is as bright yellow as a highlighter.
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This photo is my Cocobolo stock that I picked up on my last wood buying trip to Cropp Timber. The longest boards are two meters, they had to be cut from 3+ meters to fit in my van.

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-- ~Michael, AnsbachArtisans.com





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florentin

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#1 posted 01-24-2012 09:16 PM

Cocobolo is wonderful.
Great job on the table!

-- http://www.florentintise.com/

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#2 posted 01-24-2012 09:18 PM

Good looking table, I love to work with live edge slabs also, the slab kind of gives me direction. I have some cocobolo and have made projects out of it and it seems like it didn’t take long at all for it to darken. That is the biggest hunk of cocobolo I have ever seen. thanks for sharing, great build.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#3 posted 01-25-2012 12:55 AM

Really like it, you have a good eye for wood.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 01-25-2012 02:50 AM

Great job!

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

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#5 posted 01-25-2012 04:37 AM

Very cool table great wood and design.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 01-25-2012 05:54 AM

Great table and that wood choice is absolutely wonderful!

-- Adam - Langley, British Columbia (Canada)

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#7 posted 01-25-2012 12:55 PM

That is some tight grained, defect free stuff. Love the live edge design. Thank you for sharing.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#8 posted 05-05-2012 07:01 PM

Nice. i like seeing cocobolo being used in something other than guitars.

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