Cherry Slab Table

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Project by TexPenn posted 05-03-2008 01:00 AM 1750 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cherry Slab Table with walnut butterflies

-- Ted, TX or PA

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#1 posted 05-03-2008 01:16 AM

Very nice! I’ve never done live edge furniture before, but I was in a sawmill today looking at some very interesting pieces of wood. May be something to do in the future. Thanks for the post.

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#2 posted 05-03-2008 01:35 AM

I used 3 thin coats of Spar Urethane on everything but the top—the top is tung oil.

-- Ted, TX or PA

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#3 posted 05-03-2008 01:54 AM

Beautiful wood, well done, Mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 05-03-2008 02:04 AM

Very cool piece!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 05-03-2008 02:31 AM

That’s one nice looking table! Great job.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 05-03-2008 03:05 AM

well done ! I like it and the grain is captivating

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#7 posted 05-03-2008 03:26 AM

Very nice work here. The finish is great. Great job!

-- The tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goals, the tragedy of life lies in not having goals to reach for.

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#8 posted 05-03-2008 04:08 AM


That is a beautiful piece. It has a lot of character. You could have put a patch on the knot to remove the “defect” but instead it adds detail to the table.

Nice job.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#9 posted 05-03-2008 04:26 AM

Thanks all.
I search high & long for logs for slabs with ‘defects’ like this one.

-- Ted, TX or PA

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#10 posted 05-03-2008 04:34 AM

Beautiful wood. I love the butterfly.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#11 posted 05-03-2008 05:00 AM

very cool…nice wood…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#12 posted 05-03-2008 05:31 AM

Great bench. I’ve got a walnut slab table that I need to put some butterflies in. My son had used an electric screwdriver to mess with the cracks.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#13 posted 05-03-2008 01:24 PM

I priced some of those large cuts of wood. Oh what I could do with a couple of acres of trees.
Really nice job

-- JJohn

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#14 posted 05-03-2008 02:07 PM

I have a few large surplus slabs. I dont give them away, but I also dont charge near as much as most others. Shipping over 6’ is a little high. email if interested.

-- Ted, TX or PA

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#15 posted 05-03-2008 02:20 PM

If you had to buy something a slab like that I wonder what it would it would cost. Wow , that is nice to look at.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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