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Project by BrianGT posted 07-10-2012 10:33 PM 3180 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

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#1 posted 07-10-2012 11:10 PM

Nice table!!

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#2 posted 07-10-2012 11:53 PM

That is beautiful, Excellent job!

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#3 posted 07-11-2012 12:02 AM

This came out very, very nice. Well done!

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#4 posted 07-11-2012 01:03 AM

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.

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#5 posted 07-11-2012 01:10 AM

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.

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#6 posted 07-11-2012 01:28 AM

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

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#7 posted 07-11-2012 01:53 AM

Great looking sofa table and a outstanding design.

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#8 posted 07-11-2012 04:06 AM

Super cool design Brian. Well done!

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#9 posted 07-11-2012 04:46 AM

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

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#10 posted 07-11-2012 05:27 AM

Just a question, what is the finish? thanks.

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#11 posted 07-11-2012 09:58 AM

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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#12 posted 07-11-2012 10:31 AM

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

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#13 posted 07-11-2012 11:02 AM

nice table, also wonder what finish..

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#14 posted 07-11-2012 02:47 PM

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 07-11-2012 03:28 PM

Cool Table

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