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Sofa Table, Spalted Maple and Walnut

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Project by LoganN posted 482 days ago 2261 views 14 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a table that I built several years ago (in my old basement shop) for a friend of mine who is a contractor and did some work at our house in an emergency. They had just redone their basement with a cork floor and I wanted to get them something that would complement the new flooring.
The table is Spalted maple with walnut legs. The legs are half lapped over the apron, allowing them to lock into place. The bottom shelf is also half lapped with the legs so they snapped into place and all of it is held together with glue. I added a thin inlay of walnut along the sides of the top to hide the joint of the apron and the top. My original design called for me doing some serious rounding of the edges, but when I dry fitted the pieces I really liked the solid look of the edges and the top, so i kept what I had. I finished this one with boiled linseed oil and a wipe on poly. My friend is a firefighter and I was particularly happy with the grain of the grain of the wood because it has a flame like quality from the side angle.
This is the second project I’m posting on LumberJocks. As you might guess, I’m partial to spalted maple and woods that make it stand out. I hope you all like it!





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Kaleb the Swede

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#1 posted 482 days ago

Really like the look of that maple. You did a great job with that. I like how you put the top on with the half laps, that gives me an idea for what I am working on now. Great work

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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A.Scott

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#2 posted 482 days ago

The maple does look great and the joinery style you used really adds to the look of the table…well done!

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simmothewoodturner

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#3 posted 482 days ago

Really beautiful joints. Simply Stunning Work

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exterminate

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#4 posted 482 days ago

Really nice!

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david38

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#5 posted 482 days ago

looks good

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lenb

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#6 posted 482 days ago

That is absolutly stunning, I love it.

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 482 days ago

Amazing table and and wood, Great gift! This is one of my favorite woods,,, just beautiful…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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jm82435

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#8 posted 482 days ago

Welcome to lumberjocks. love the spalted maple walnut looks. Interesting joints on the legs. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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michelletwo

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#9 posted 482 days ago

neat joinery.

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Sergio

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#10 posted 482 days ago

fantastic wood, original joinery

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widdle

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#11 posted 482 days ago

great lumber and style…whats next…

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TomTinkerSum

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#12 posted 482 days ago

Great look and creativity with the joinery. Nice pick with the spalted maple.

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clafollett

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#13 posted 481 days ago

I love the joinery on this table. Spalted/Ambrosia Maple is also one of my favorites. Well done! Added to my favorites list. :)

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Monte Pittman

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#14 posted 481 days ago

Incredible work on the joints. Beautiful wood.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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nonickswood

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#15 posted 481 days ago

Very Nice, indeed
Beautiful!

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