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Project by dan mosheim posted 741 days ago 1575 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

a couple of years ago, a client bought a large claro walnut slab from me, and had us make a console table with a little over half of it. i can’t find a picture of that piece for some reason, but you can see the cad drawing of it and the layout where we cut it to go around a carved piece that was on the wall above a heater. complicated to explain … anyway, we had almost half of the slab left over and since she paid for the whole piece, it was up to me to figure out what else she could have us make with the leftover chunk. i had an idea it would be about the right size for a coffee table if i cut it in half, but i had those funky notches … anyway, i added the ‘box’ as a support and a couple of simple legs and she (finally) went for it (after a couple years of thinking about it) .. it was an interesting process. more process pictures of it on my dorset custom furniture blog ... the last picture above is a complicated island piece that we are working on … in this post, you can see it progress from idea to about half done, as well as 5 or six other kitchen islands we have built over the years … more on the island piece after it is finished …

-- dan,vermont,

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#1 posted 741 days ago

nice work dan

great combination of stiles
they work well together

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 741 days ago

beautiful coffee table

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 741 days ago

Very nice idea for coffie table.Looks very simple and natural.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 741 days ago

Love the design of this piece. Simple yet unique.

Another great job. Congrats.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#5 posted 741 days ago

Great looking piece, it has a lot of character.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#6 posted 741 days ago

Interesting design Dan !!!

-- Lidiya,Russia.

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-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#8 posted 740 days ago

I love it! This is exactly the kind of thing that I want to make. I have some slices from a walnut tree about 3-4 foot drying just for this.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#9 posted 739 days ago

I love your work.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#10 posted 739 days ago

Awesome, as usual. Wow.

-- " 'woodworker''s a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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#11 posted 738 days ago

thank you all for your comments … they are much appreciated … i hope you’re having a good time with your woodworking …


-- dan,vermont,

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