kitchen table with leaves, spalted maple oak walnut slab

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Project by tchaser posted 04-28-2012 02:00 PM 4058 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a kitchen table that is made of 8/4 spalted maple edged with walnut and rift sawn white oak. Made in a trestle style with a Walnut slab for the trestle all 8/4 Legs are rift/ quartersawn white oak with walnut laminated in to the feet assembly. Size is 4’x 6’ with the leaves it is 4’x 8’ This was built for some one who wanted it ” Solid and heavy” All wood was harvested locally and epoxy used to fill the top voids and knots. Epoxy was used as a grain filler do to the inconsistency and porous nature of the maple. The ones on the legs and trestle I left open to highlight. I used a 2 part urethane spray to clear coat and finish the project with 3 coats.
I used the router planing jig to level this after glue up that is also one of my projects posted earlier since 48” wide planers are hard to come by

-- bad projects make good firewood

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#1 posted 04-28-2012 02:26 PM

That looks great, really nice job. Spalted maple combined with walnut and the white oak, gives this table a lot of character.

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

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#2 posted 04-28-2012 02:52 PM

Very nice job. Love the wood choices.

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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#3 posted 04-28-2012 03:12 PM

Fantastic, great design and build! Any idea how much it weighs?

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 04-28-2012 04:35 PM

haven’t weighed it but i can tell you it breaks 150lbs all put together just from what it takes to move the parts individually 200 wouldn’t surprise me.

-- bad projects make good firewood

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#5 posted 04-28-2012 05:40 PM

That is one hunk-a-hunk-a table. Very nice. I like the wood combos also

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 04-28-2012 08:13 PM

Very impressive, gorgeous table.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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