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Project by German_in_Ohio posted 03-16-2013 at 02:57 PM 2310 views 15 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A weekend project I made for my son.

Spalted maple, antique chestnut
Finish: Dye, lacquer

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#1 posted 03-16-2013 at 03:14 PM

This was a weekend project! Wow great job. I love the spalted maple.

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#2 posted 03-16-2013 at 03:41 PM

That is a beautiful table. The top is special, but the support shows a lot of skill. I could do that in a weekend. That’s 5-12 on Friday evening, 12 hours on Saturday and maybe another 12 on Sunday!! Yeah, 30 some hours ought to do it. You must not have wife who steals your valuable time. Thanks for letting us see it.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#3 posted 03-16-2013 at 04:23 PM

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Tom Peterson, Omaha, NE

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#4 posted 03-16-2013 at 05:04 PM

beautiful! your son will love it

-- Greg Simon

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#5 posted 03-16-2013 at 05:55 PM

Amazing woods! I love everything about it!

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

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#6 posted 03-16-2013 at 06:18 PM

That is one nice table! And I agree, that must have been one long weekend!

I’d love to be able to find slabs of spalted maple like that around here in Florida without paying an arm and leg for shipping.

-- Don't mind me, I'm just soaking up knowledge

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#7 posted 03-16-2013 at 06:29 PM

That’s an impressive slab of spalted maple! The antique chestnut really pulls it off. very skillful build, extremely nice piece.

-- Gridlockd

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#8 posted 03-16-2013 at 06:43 PM

Very beautiful pieces of lumber and design. They go togeather very nicely. Later John

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#9 posted 03-16-2013 at 06:48 PM

Wow! That is fantastic! Great project

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#10 posted 03-16-2013 at 07:20 PM

I can’t believe you made that in a weekend. Excellent work. The spalted maple top is amazing.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#11 posted 03-16-2013 at 07:57 PM

Thanks, everybody. By the way, with “weekend project” I was referring to the fact that I worked on it on weekends… not just one. The good thing about those projects is that it doesn’t matter how long it takes to finish them ;)

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#12 posted 03-17-2013 at 12:56 AM

Sturdy work, love the maple!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#13 posted 03-17-2013 at 07:10 AM

I’m having trouble seeing how this goes together/comes apart, the way the tenon wedges on the long stretcher are blocked by the legs. Maybe it doesn’t come apart?

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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#14 posted 03-17-2013 at 07:28 AM

Nice 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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#15 posted 03-17-2013 at 07:34 AM

very nice work

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