Natural Edge Smoked Larch Floating Top Coffee Table

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Natural Edge Smoked Larch Floating Top Coffee Table

The top is smoked (fumed) Larch, the legs are Elm, the apron is Hickory, and the supports are Wenge. The finish is teak oil. The top is secured to the supports with figure eight shaped fasteners, the rest of the joinery is mortise and tenon.

The Larch was already fumed when I bought it as rough cut lumber last year. I didn’t know anything about smoking process before I began this project. While planing the Larch I noticed a very strong ammonia smell, so I Googled the process to find out why. There is no ammonia smell on the finished table, it was only present while working the wood.

I have another (longer) piece of this Larch that I haven’t decided what to do with yet. It is a beautiful piece of wood.

The legs are based on the work of Randall Bowling.

...I’ve got to get a better camera and some lighting.

-- Elwood, making sawdust in Germany,

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#1 posted 391 days ago

This table has so many wonderful designs from the legs, top and the floating top and then the contrasting finishes are just eye pleasing candy. Nice work over all should make for nice conversation and a pleasant coffee break area…BC

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#2 posted 391 days ago

Very nice, this turned out wonderful.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#3 posted 391 days ago

Very awesome work sir

-- 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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#4 posted 391 days ago

Rather cool.

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

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#5 posted 390 days ago

I find the legs on this table to take it a few steps up ..makes a very eye-grabbing work. Thanks for sharing

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#6 posted 390 days ago

This is such a beautiful table. Love the different species and the unique design. Very original and elegant.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#7 posted 390 days ago

Awesome! Tres cool!!

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#8 posted 390 days ago

Stunning! Love the joints! Love the top! Really nice work!

-- "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind"

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#9 posted 390 days ago

I really like those woods together. Wow! Very nice. Looks very nice in front o that couch

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#10 posted 390 days ago

Gorgeous! Great contrast in the woods and I love the way you inset the table top with the legs. Great job!

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#11 posted 388 days ago

I do believe this is one of the ones I like the most that you have posted. Well done.

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#12 posted 387 days ago

Very great looking and interesting table! Like the design, joints and the wood combo. Impressive work!

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#13 posted 315 days ago

Really cool table!

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