Book matched Walnut and Steel Coffee table

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Project by donaldmee posted 04-08-2013 01:41 PM 3290 views 15 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I picked up several of these book matched slabs of walnut the other day at a raw mill by me. They are more narrow then I am use to working with so was a bit stumped as to what to do with them. So I starred at them for a couple of days, then I settled on a design. I used the steel to join the two pieces together and get the width I was after. At just over 4’ long and aprox. 30” wide I love the proportions. I haven’t posted anything in a while so I thought this would be a good start to get caught up with some of my latest work. Have a great day!

-- donald mee

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#1 posted 04-08-2013 01:57 PM

That is beautiful.

You talked about the book-matched walnut, but where did you get the book-matched steel?

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#2 posted 04-08-2013 01:58 PM


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#3 posted 04-08-2013 02:29 PM

very nice looking

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#4 posted 04-08-2013 02:35 PM

Unique design .

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#5 posted 04-08-2013 02:42 PM

Great job.

-- Todd

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#6 posted 04-08-2013 02:48 PM

Wow that is a very unique and cool design. It looks great. How is the steal and wood attached? Is the stall inserted into a rabitt?

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#7 posted 04-08-2013 03:26 PM

That is a unique and cool design! Nice combination of materials!!................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 04-08-2013 04:59 PM

Donald that table is crazy, in a good way
I like mixing media, I never get it right myself though
It would be a great piece for a studio picture, it would just pop


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#9 posted 04-08-2013 05:24 PM

Very interesting, and eye-catching, concept.

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#10 posted 04-08-2013 05:43 PM

Very nice. How’d you attach the steel to the walnut? I’d love to see a picture of the underside.

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#11 posted 04-08-2013 06:48 PM

That’s really cool

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

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#12 posted 04-08-2013 07:28 PM

I really like the design. I end up sometimes with narrow pieces of live edge stock. This is a great way to utilize them in a very fuctional piece of furniture. Thanks for posting!

-- Jeremy - Marshfield, WI

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#13 posted 04-08-2013 08:20 PM

Great design and creativity

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#14 posted 04-08-2013 09:48 PM

Great use of the crook in the slab. Really nice table.

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#15 posted 04-08-2013 10:19 PM

Great job!

-- Guy,PEI

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