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Project by Nad posted 02-19-2013 07:19 AM 1591 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Table built from a single 6 inch thick by 38 inch wide Slab of amazing Broad Leaf western Maple.

Slab was cross cut at 6 feet leaving just enough 6 in slab for me to re saw,(by hand) and make sides of base
from , stretchers have soft arch and flow threw the sides. Slab was ripped , cut in half with three different hand saws then glued back together with hidden spline to assure 24” to 30” base sides stay stable and flat for a very long time! Top is 36” ish by 6 feet and there is a slit curve to one end aka 36” one end 35” 11/16 on they other
I love the flow with the grain.

Note I inserted 3 knots in the table top to fill holes can you find them?

Bench is made from next slab in flitch as well as a 8 foot mantel top.
Finish is sprayed satin urethane ,waited three weeks then cut polish.

Thank you

-- Nad

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#1 posted 02-19-2013 07:43 AM

Very nice set grain is amazing
I do like natural edge.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 02-19-2013 12:06 PM

Beautiful wood. Wonderful design.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#3 posted 02-19-2013 04:11 PM

Gorgeous wood! I’m wishing I had it for some guitars. That’s a lot of resawing. How’s your arms? lol
Very nice table! Nice job!

-- Tobes, AZ

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#4 posted 02-19-2013 04:15 PM

That came out very excellent and the grain is awesome.

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#5 posted 02-19-2013 04:24 PM

A beautiful piece of work. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 02-19-2013 05:44 PM

Gorgeous set. The woods are beautiful and so is the way you put them together!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 02-19-2013 06:34 PM

Thank you all for the kind words

-- Nad

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#8 posted 02-19-2013 06:57 PM

That’s an absolutely beautiful table and bench, I love it. So western broad leaf maple (aka big leaf maple), you say? Amazing.

How exactly does one resaw a slab that large by hand? Giant bow saw and two people?

-- Aaron

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#9 posted 02-19-2013 06:58 PM


I like where it ended up. Was this a commission or inspired piece?

Nice work!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 02-19-2013 07:27 PM

it was both inspired and commissioned I do it a lot> when I started most people could not see the grain or amazing Spalt . Client told me size and basic needs , then I show them wood while asking questions of taste etc. get into there heads a bit. wife picked this wood on my pushing it ! Husband was very nervous at first.
in the end they are super happy and I did two other builds for them completely different one walnut , the other cherry.

Yes Broad Leaf Maple -here in the Fraser valley BC well all of BC in the timber trades that is its name aka Big leaf Maple. they are Huge and highly figured here also the one off Sumas and Vedder mountain’s are hard as rock.

-- Nad

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#11 posted 02-19-2013 08:21 PM

Dyslexic Dan,


-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#12 posted 02-19-2013 10:29 PM

Super project! The design is cool.Really.

-- "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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#13 posted 02-19-2013 10:38 PM

this table and this wood, make me weak at the knees its so beautiful….you are one lucky guy to have access to such wood…i would love some of this so i could do another table for me and my wife..but i guess it will have to do to gaze upon this one…fantastic nad….really…grizz

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

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#14 posted 02-19-2013 11:32 PM

thank you , British Columbia does have some amazing wood.
Andy Ships any where :)

-- Nad

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#15 posted 02-19-2013 11:52 PM

gorgeous figure, love it

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