Live Edge Cherry Coffee Table

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Project by Michael Sanders posted 319 days ago 1465 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second part of the live edge cherry project. I described the back story to the piece in my live edge cherry dining table post.

I used the remaining 7’ chunk of the slab to create this table. I cut the slab into three pieces (2 legs and a top), very careful to remove the least amount of material possible in order to maintain the grain continuity through the finish piece. I then cut the miters, kissing slowly up to my original square cuts. In the end I lost about 3/16” of the graining at each fold due to the saw kerf from the square cuts and the final kiss cuts. In the end the flow was perfect.

I suspended the shelf with copper tube, bored into the end grain of the shelf and the inside of the legs.

-- Michael Sanders, Charleston, SC, "Tight joints and clean lines"

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#1 posted 319 days ago

Pretty darn cool. I like it a lot.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#2 posted 319 days ago

Very beautiful piece and you did a fantastic job on the miters, which was necessary to make this project successful.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 319 days ago

Beautiful coffee table…..cherry is a really pretty wood…well done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#4 posted 319 days ago

nicely done

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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#5 posted 319 days ago

Real nice piece. I like the copper tubing idea, it’s innovative and looks good.

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

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#6 posted 319 days ago

A very beautiful table, its looks well constructed. The grain on your mitres lined up very well. The bowties on the knots are a nice touch.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 319 days ago

Cool design, beautiful wood, and perfect matching on the grain.

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

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#8 posted 318 days ago

SWEET…..all the way around. Nice work.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#9 posted 318 days ago

Great looking coffeetable. Very modern looking. The miters do look really great!

-- Jeremy - Marshfield, WI

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