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Cherry Slab Table with walnut butterflies
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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.
#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.
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#3 posted 05-03-2008 01:54 AM
Beautiful wood, well done, Mike
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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
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#7 posted 05-03-2008 03:26 AM
Very nice work here. The finish is great. Great job!
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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.
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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.
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#10 posted 05-03-2008 04:34 AM
Beautiful wood. I love the butterfly.
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#11 posted 05-03-2008 05:00 AM
very cool…nice wood…
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org †
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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
#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.
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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.
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