Natural Edge Coffee Table

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Project by Ries posted 708 days ago 1716 views 9 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut slab with Peruvian Walnut Butterfly inlays.

-- the life so short, the craft so long to learn

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 708 days ago

That is nice

Finish looks good

I like the squared crossbar it gives a nice contrast


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 708 days ago

Great job. really like these type of tables. I just learned how to do butterflys and really like the character it gives a project. Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 708 days ago

Very nice looking

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#4 posted 708 days ago

Nice job. This looks like a very sturdy table and the bowties are beautiful.

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

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#5 posted 708 days ago

Very nice! Can you tell me the procedures that you followed to install the butterflies? Are they the same thickness as the table top?

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#6 posted 708 days ago

Gorgeous!! Love the Butterflies too….

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#7 posted 708 days ago

I love tables like this I made my wife too like this but no bowties that a good add .
I need to take pic.’s of them and put on here some day .
Like I sad you do good work .

-- Nimkee** Joe

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Rex B

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#8 posted 708 days ago

Awesome table! If only I could get my hands on a slab like that…

-- Rex

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#9 posted 708 days ago

Gotta love the Nakashima style. That’s some amazing walnut.

-- Brian in Arlington, TX

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#10 posted 708 days ago

Great table!! Super…................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#11 posted 707 days ago

That is a beautiful cotch and you did it proud! The butterflies add a nice element and your finish appears perfect. What finish did you use?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 707 days ago

This is awesome the slab you used is finished off extremely well, nice job

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

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#13 posted 707 days ago

Fine work my friend, it a beauty of a table…BC

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Pete Tevonian

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#14 posted 707 days ago

Great table. I’m working on one very similar right now. My top is a cross section of the trunk, rather than a plank, but the base is quite similar. I’m curious about the finish you chose. I’m debating using a simple oil/varnish or going with something that has a bit more durability like a poly for the table surface. What did you choose?

I’m also curious how you attached the base to the table top…?

Nice work!

-- Pete in Wilmette, IL

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