Sofa Table, Spalted Maple and Walnut

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Project by LoganN posted 03-15-2013 11:33 AM 5579 views 19 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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#1 posted 03-15-2013 11:40 AM

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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#2 posted 03-15-2013 11:59 AM

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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#3 posted 03-15-2013 12:53 PM

Really beautiful joints. Simply Stunning Work


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#4 posted 03-15-2013 01:07 PM

Really nice!

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#5 posted 03-15-2013 02:21 PM

looks good

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#6 posted 03-15-2013 03:53 PM

That is absolutly stunning, I love it.

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#7 posted 03-15-2013 04:59 PM

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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#8 posted 03-15-2013 05:24 PM

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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#9 posted 03-15-2013 07:53 PM

neat joinery.

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#10 posted 03-15-2013 07:58 PM

fantastic wood, original joinery

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#11 posted 03-15-2013 09:28 PM

great lumber and style…whats next…

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#12 posted 03-16-2013 01:36 AM

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

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#13 posted 03-16-2013 05:45 AM

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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#14 posted 03-16-2013 07:36 AM

Incredible work on the joints. Beautiful wood.

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

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#15 posted 03-16-2013 12:08 PM

Very Nice, indeed

-- Nick, Virginia,

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