Book matched Walnut and Steel Coffee table

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Project by donaldmee posted 375 days ago 2463 views 14 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 375 days ago

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 375 days ago


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#3 posted 375 days ago

very nice looking

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#4 posted 375 days ago

Unique design .

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 375 days ago

Great job.

-- Todd

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#6 posted 375 days ago

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?

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 375 days ago

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

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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#8 posted 375 days ago

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


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#9 posted 375 days ago

Very interesting, and eye-catching, concept.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#10 posted 375 days ago

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

-- Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.

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#11 posted 375 days ago

That’s really cool

-- 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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#12 posted 375 days ago

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 375 days ago

Great design and creativity

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#14 posted 375 days ago

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

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#15 posted 375 days ago

Great job!

-- Guy,PEI

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