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Project by jtworkshop posted 579 days ago 789 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother brought up a couple slabs of rough walnut from PA. Wasn’t sure what to do with them but then I found this desk/table base being discarded. Painted it flat black(it was bright green) and added the light pine trim work. Also built the false drawer front. The top took alot of sanding at the carpenter’s shop to get each slab smoothed out as they were really warped. Then more sanding at home. Adding the thin strip of pine in the middle of the top seemed to pull everything together. Finish is 2 coats of raw linseed oil and one coat of Ruelle’s paste wax.





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Porchfish

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#1 posted 579 days ago

Absolutely beautiful marriage of found Art and new Beautiful Walnut top ! Nice job

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Lyn

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#2 posted 578 days ago

You’re right , the lightness of the pine adds just the right amount of pop. And of course, walnut is beautiful. Very nice job of pulling these things together. Trade for the pine desk I’m setting at?

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Dusty56

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#3 posted 578 days ago

Gorgeous grain in that top ! A real eye-catcher : )

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HorizontalMike

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#4 posted 500 days ago

Wow! What great use of contrasting color with the paint and inner seam separating the two book matched slabs! This table is really striking and definitely a keeper! Very well done!

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