Beetle Kill Pine Coffee Table Live Edge Slab

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Project by RockyBlue posted 06-17-2012 05:38 PM 5137 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this coffee table with a wide slab I had sawn from some trees I cut last fall. Its about 20” wide, rare for a lodgepole in Colorado. I usually glue 2 slabs to make a top this wide, so having a 1 piece top is unique. The legs are 4×4 turned with 1.75×3.5 frame. The table stands 20” tall and 4’ long. Finish is Watco danish oil followed by 3 coats of Deft brushing laquer semi-gloss. Joinery is pocket hole.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother.

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#1 posted 06-17-2012 05:43 PM

Just like the look. Ours is Ponderosa pine 20-24 inch trunks are common. Of course packing them out is the problem. Once again it’s just a very clean pleasing look.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 06-17-2012 07:14 PM

This table looks awesome

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#3 posted 06-17-2012 08:04 PM

i always love a natural slab table, and this beetle kill pine is really very nice wood, im glad to see you doing this with it, as many would and are just letting it rot, and your building and making something out of it, letting it show off its beauty, to me, god created all of this, and were just using our god given talents to show its beauty, and share that with others, thanks…grizz

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#4 posted 06-18-2012 01:33 AM

I really like the massive look of this table and I’m getting to like the look of that beetle kill pine more with every project you post.

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

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#5 posted 06-18-2012 05:45 AM

The first thing I noticed was the legs. Very cool. The top’s not bad either…..............

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#6 posted 06-18-2012 05:55 AM

Fairly simple but absolutely fantastic looking! Great job!!

-- Ben from IL

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#7 posted 06-18-2012 09:15 AM

Very Nice Work! Thanks For Posting!


-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#8 posted 06-18-2012 10:37 AM

The elegance is in the simplicity. Truly stunning piece.

-- Horse goes into a bar.....bartender says "Hey, why the long face?"

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#9 posted 06-19-2012 05:25 AM

Wonderful! I love the blue-stained pine.

-- The only gift is a portion of thyself. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)

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