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Project by BrianGT posted 782 days ago 2379 views 10 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An Asian inspired hall table. The top is from a yellow birch log that I found in my Dads load of firewood logs. I bought an alaskian sawmill and cut it into boards. I have some great 4/4 boards about 8’ long and a few 4/4 boards 4’ long as well as some 8/4 4’ long.
What to make with the rest….?
The frame of the table is cherry i got at an auction (37 board feet for $11.00!!!!!)
The inlaid butterfly keys are more for decoration as I don’t think it will split any further but the are there in case it does.
Thanks for looking

-- "Fear of failure limits our creativity" so to create something truly awesome you first have to be prepared to flop

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 782 days ago

Nice table!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 782 days ago

That is beautiful, Excellent job!

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#3 posted 782 days ago

This came out very, very nice. Well done!

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#4 posted 782 days ago

What a unique design! That is some beautiful wood and you did it justice with this table. The finish on this is flawless and really shows off the grain in the table top. What did you use? I don’t think yellow birch grows here but I would love to find some if it looks like yours! Even your butterflies are perfect. A very nice project.

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

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#5 posted 782 days ago

Great design, like everyone else mentioned. What I really like is how you used the sapwood on that cherry slab not as a defect, but a design feature.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#6 posted 782 days ago

You have a great eye for design; very nice table.

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#7 posted 782 days ago

Great looking sofa table and a outstanding design.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 782 days ago

Super cool design Brian. Well done!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#9 posted 782 days ago

That’s very cool! I really like the design and way you used the contrast for the keys and pegs.

-- Woodworking for the hobbyist woodworker.

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#10 posted 782 days ago

Just a question, what is the finish? thanks.

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#11 posted 781 days ago

Brian fantastic looking piece. As a newbie I would love some more detail on how you created the joinery and the curved beveled ends. The finish is just stunning!

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#12 posted 781 days ago

Very nice table. Between this and your coffee table your going to have a great looking living room.

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#13 posted 781 days ago

nice table, also wonder what finish..

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#14 posted 781 days ago

That is a great looking table. I like the details such as the floating top, the bend in the rails with the dowels and subtle carving, and the detail where the leg comes through the notch in the top.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#15 posted 781 days ago

Cool Table

-- arnies

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