Rafter Tail Tables With Spalted Tops

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Project by Bacalo posted 09-03-2012 02:11 AM 1514 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was fortunate to be in Darrell Peart’s first “Raftertail Table making class. I can’t say enough good things about Darrell’s classes. This was my 4th class and they were all great. I made two tables in the class, a side table for a chair and a sofa table for behind our sofa. I had some size restrictions and Darrell was great about helping me work those out. Our sofa is a brown leather and the sofa table was made of Kayha with a medium brown stain. I was afraid that the table would get lost behind the sofa with a glass top. I have a supply of spalted Longhi (a hardwood from South Africa) and I made the tops from that wood. I am not an accomplished photographer and the pictures may not do justice to the tables. However, I think both tables look good with the spalted tops.

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#1 posted 09-03-2012 02:20 AM

Outstanding—thanks for sharing, especially after Darrell’s recent post singing your praises.

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#2 posted 09-03-2012 02:27 AM

They look fabulous – I really like the design and the spalted looks great. It almost looks like marble – but better because it is wood!

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#3 posted 09-03-2012 04:41 AM

Yes, the spalted top is very nice !

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#4 posted 09-03-2012 07:24 AM

Very beautiful.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 09-03-2012 08:16 PM

Thanks for positng Anthony – looks great!

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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