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Project by MattM24 posted 01-09-2013 04:27 AM 3801 views 16 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a lot of small scrap pieces left over from other projects and didn’t want to waste it all so I decided to make an Edge Grain table top out of it. Its made from Walnut, Hickory, Hackberry, Oak, Maple and Cherry. I started by cutting planing everything to 3/4 thick and ripping it to 1 1/4. I cut pieces to random sizes from 12 to 32 inches long. When it came to assembling I just randomly placed pieces to avoid any patterns. When finished I realized it was to “busy” so I took a 1/4 thick piece of maple and placed it between every two lines to break it up a little. It ended up almost 26×63 and I cut it down to appx 22×48 and sanded it down to 240grit. It is finished with 5 coats of Glossy Polyurethane.





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#1 posted 01-09-2013 04:42 AM

Looks cool! Good work…

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#2 posted 01-09-2013 04:46 AM

That’s a work of art; great job! And nice shop too.

One question though; can you tell me if this was first intended to be end grain and then you chose not to after? I see in your write up you mention End Grain but to my slightly better then untrained eye that doesn’t look like end grain?

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#3 posted 01-09-2013 05:23 AM

Beautiful looking table ,great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 01-09-2013 05:29 AM

Ya know, I see a lot of projects on this web site labeled as ”scraps”.
My problem is I don’t have scraps that good looking.
Great table…...................

-- mike...............

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#5 posted 01-09-2013 11:56 AM

Forget the table, that shop is the real work of art. Some serious size, organization, and tools. And the tabletop is nice, but damn that is a great shop.

-- Lacy Lane Studio

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#6 posted 01-09-2013 12:24 PM

Wow, what a great way to use up “scrap” wood!

While not end-grain, it’s one of the nicest edge-grain table tops I’ve seen!

Fantastic build, and a fantastic shop as well!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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#7 posted 01-09-2013 02:04 PM

NIce!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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#8 posted 01-09-2013 02:08 PM

This is timelessly beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing!

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#9 posted 01-09-2013 02:14 PM

That came out beautifully. Gr8 lookin shop area there.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#10 posted 01-09-2013 04:05 PM

Awesome table you have and shop too. Great mix on the different kinds of wood which makes a wonderful effect.

—www.sawblade.com

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#11 posted 01-09-2013 05:41 PM

That looks great.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#12 posted 01-09-2013 08:19 PM

That is really beautifull. That top deserves a set of legs to match. Great use of material. As someone who cannot get myself to throw scraps away I love projects like these.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#13 posted 01-09-2013 08:39 PM

I’m not normally a mix ‘n’ match guy, but I like that table top a lot.

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#14 posted 01-09-2013 09:35 PM

That doesn’t look like a scrap. That is super awesome!

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-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#15 posted 01-10-2013 01:35 AM

not your everyday butcher block

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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