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Project by popakeith posted 04-04-2013 07:04 AM 1199 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The table top is made from maple and purple heart. The base is made from scap wood (not sure what kind) and I used some oak plywood between the upright post. My ispiration came from “The Wood Wisperer” web site in which Mark made an end grain cutting board. This is my first project to post on this website.

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#1 posted 04-04-2013 09:05 AM

That is a very nice looking table. I can’t stop looking at the top and trying to figure out just how you made that.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 04-04-2013 09:18 AM

Very beautiful work. Definitely would grab your attention.

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#3 posted 04-04-2013 12:52 PM

That is a lot of cutten’. Looks good.

-- Chris K

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#4 posted 04-04-2013 12:54 PM

This is an eye catcher. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 04-04-2013 01:09 PM

Very nice, great looking top.

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#6 posted 04-04-2013 09:39 PM

Great lookin table, is the top end grain? Oh and welcome to LJ

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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#7 posted 04-05-2013 02:09 PM

It was asked by Hawaiilad Larry how I made the top, one of the photos shows the first glue up in which the boards are glued in parallel positon. I then cut the glued up boards cross ways. I then fliipped every other one and glued them together which gave the checkerboard look. This was an end grain project, and if you go to the wood whisperer web site and watch the video about end grain cutting boards, it gives you step by step instructions on this process.

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#8 posted 04-08-2013 02:35 AM

Nice Job Keith, that will be popular in the kitchen for a long time!

-- Smitty

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