Freeform Black Walnut Table

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I acquired this piece of black walnut several years ago. I knew not what I was going to do with it. I looked to the ground one fine day and was surrounded by scrap aspen branches. Thus, the base for this fine piece of wood. The aspen branches were deepened in color with medium walnut Danish oil.

-- RusticBru of Utah,

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Ethan Sincox

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#1 posted 02-23-2007 03:54 PM

That’s a great piece of walnut, RB.

Is there any special joinery you used, regarding the aspen vertical and cross brace?

-- Ethan,

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#2 posted 02-23-2007 05:58 PM

Thanks RHM. The base is secured to the top using round mortise and tenon….thus the build-up of material under the right side of the top. Then the fringe hides the build-up, or build down in this case. Horizontally, there are a few strategically placed pinnings and at least one or two of my own “loose screws.” I also enjoy using the Logman Tenon Maker for all my round tenons.

-- RusticBru of Utah,

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#3 posted 02-23-2007 06:02 PM

That is a great looking table RB. I bet someone will enjoy that in their home.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#4 posted 02-23-2007 09:05 PM

That top is too nice a piece to chop up into smaller projects. very cool.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#5 posted 02-24-2007 12:38 AM

Beautiful table, you have a good eye for turning weathered wood into beauty. I have an Logman also, they’re a lot of fun.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#6 posted 02-24-2007 03:54 PM

Beautiful form nice lines, you used this wood to its best. Very nice.Jockmike2

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 02-25-2007 07:15 AM

More Rustic furniture; I’m slowly gaining an education in the genre. Very nice, RB.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#8 posted 02-27-2007 04:27 AM

That table has some beautiful lines and a goregous finish. Very nicely done.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#9 posted 02-27-2007 05:48 AM

That thing is one beautiful work of art! Looks like you really enjoyed “going with the flow” of the piece.

-- Dennis, Tennessee

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#10 posted 04-16-2007 10:33 PM

I have a walnut board that I have been saving for years. This is inspiring me. Thanks.

-- John

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#11 posted 04-16-2007 11:50 PM

The sawmill owner gave me a whole pile of cutoffs when he was selling the mill, I don’t know what gems might be in there.

Great table

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#12 posted 11-19-2007 06:36 PM

Beautiful, most would not look twice at this slab if the were to see it in a rough form, I really like it! I sometimes spend hours looking thru the waste pile at the mill near our home for pieces just like this.

-- If knowledge is not shared, it is forgotten.

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#13 posted 02-08-2010 05:32 PM

Great job! I really love natural peices like this.

-- Tim, Tallahasse FL

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#14 posted 02-08-2010 05:47 PM

A great combination of modern and rustic.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#15 posted 06-11-2010 10:15 AM

Hey Rustic,
Sweet job…well done.

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