Elm coffee table

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 01-27-2013 07:46 PM 1708 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Elm top with Ash legs. It’s 48” x 22” x 19”. Finished with Danish Oil and multiple coats of water based poly.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 01-27-2013 08:06 PM

Very handsome ! Love that chunk of elm on the top. Too bad shipping is so brutal (to Canada at least) or I would try and talk you into swapping some elm for some spalted maple . . . (almost) no wood with that kind of nice brown color out here.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#2 posted 01-27-2013 08:15 PM

this is a beautiful piece of elm monte, and its being displayed just like it should be, really nice piece..grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 01-27-2013 09:01 PM

Nice bench and the wood is really beautiful Monte.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 01-27-2013 09:05 PM

Nice slab of table…..I mean wood. This really looks good and sturdy in addition to its natural beauty. Good job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#5 posted 01-27-2013 09:24 PM

Thats one beautiful piece !!!!! Good Stuff Monte

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#6 posted 01-27-2013 09:35 PM

Very nice table! great job.

-- list your handcrafted treasures @ for free!

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#7 posted 01-27-2013 09:45 PM

Nice job on the table Monte. Particularly, the matchup of the grain for the glued-up top. Almost impreceptable. Although I’m gonna ding you on the mill marks left on the end with the glare. :) Or maybe I’m wrong. Still, a very nice table. I’ll bet it looks better in person.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

#8 posted 01-27-2013 10:01 PM

Very Nice wood I like the live edge on the table. Sounds like you are doing well with your shows.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#9 posted 01-27-2013 10:07 PM

awesome table!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#10 posted 01-27-2013 10:20 PM

Hold on a minute, let me get my breath back … Amazing piece of Elm, The elm I picked up in Kansas City is very light in color … this is just great!

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#11 posted 01-27-2013 10:52 PM

This is a beautiful table Monte, love those live edges.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#12 posted 01-27-2013 11:22 PM

very nice table

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#13 posted 01-27-2013 11:40 PM

Very Excellent Monte…! You have developed an indiuvidual style with your rustic work.

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#14 posted 01-28-2013 02:59 AM

Another winner! That elm is spectacular and you matched the pieces really nicely. My elm also seems a lot lighter colored that yours. Can’t believe someone didn’t buy it when you were setting up. It’s one of my favorites.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#15 posted 01-28-2013 04:24 AM

Looks beautiful!

-- Adam - teaching history, coaching football, and crafting some of the finest saw dust around....

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