Natural Edge Maple Slab Coffee Table

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Project by WoodArtbyJR posted 04-26-2013 04:02 AM 1920 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished the coffee table tonight. What do you think of the legs? A little “Industrial” but I kinda like them. It’s about 21” wide, 50” long and a little more the 2” thick. It has a little spalting, a little color and some figuring. If you follow me on my WoodArt by JR FB you have probably read that MANY thing I make don’t make it to the “For Sale” area as my wife (Monica) lays claim to them. Guess what, this is another one. My home will be full pretty soon and we’ll HAVE to sell a few pieces. Since this one isn’t going to be for sale I just happen to have one more maple slab that I can produce another. Thank you for looking

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#1 posted 04-26-2013 04:21 AM

Gorgeous! Nice legs. I’ve been reluctant to gain any metal skills until recently. Stuff like this really lights a fire under my tail and makes me want to start hunting for a welder and torch.

Awesome finish too! Looks smooth as Gecko balls!


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#2 posted 04-26-2013 04:57 AM

Very nice I like the legs too.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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#3 posted 04-26-2013 05:09 AM

Great looking table. I like the legs, do they have a slider on the bottom of the legs?

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

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#4 posted 04-26-2013 05:54 AM

Awesome…Really like the iron work….and the butterlies…really nice..What lumber for the bowties ?

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#5 posted 04-26-2013 12:24 PM

Nice table. I agree with Monica on this one. I’d be hard pressed to get rid of it too.
The curvy supports in the legs give ‘em a kinda “Artsy” look so they’re not too industrial. I like ‘em!

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#6 posted 04-26-2013 01:01 PM

that is a nice looking piece of maple, the legs look great and are a good compliment.

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#7 posted 04-26-2013 02:30 PM

very nice

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#8 posted 04-26-2013 02:56 PM

Monte, not sure what you mean by “slider” but they do have plastic inserts that prevent the sharp metal edges from cutting into the carpet and or scratching a wood floor.
Again, I got these from They make these for tables and desks but are willing to customize the size for you, which I did. You can paint them to match your room d├ęcor if you want.
widdle, not sure on the butterflies. I have a BOAT LOAD of South American hardwood scraps that I draw from. Something from Brazil is all I can tell you. They kinda have a tigerwood strip look but too much red for tigerwood. Not a good match though. I should have used black walnut, better contrast. You learn from every attempt. Being color blind makes it hard at times. AT TIMES? Hell ALL THE TIME…...;-)

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#9 posted 04-26-2013 03:24 PM

That table is a winner. 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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#10 posted 04-26-2013 06:40 PM

The butterflies look like goncola. I say this because I just did some goncola butterflies and your’s look almost identical (except cut much nicer than mine).


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#11 posted 04-29-2013 03:41 PM

It’s a beauty! Love always wood and metal combo. Great design and great build.

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