Elm Couch table

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Project by TonyMN posted 10-08-2013 04:53 PM 786 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a huge elm in the front yard showing signs of dutch elm, so I found a guy on craigslist with a wood mizer and managed to get about 500 bd ft. Actually this was my first time working with elm and I have to say I like it. Dosen’t easily burn or chip out, fairly closed grain. The table is simple enough, finished with tongue oil and semi gloss poly. If I could change anything, I would have started the taper for the legs much higher. The legs seem a little to beefy for this size of a table.

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#1 posted 10-08-2013 06:34 PM

Very nicely done.

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#2 posted 10-08-2013 08:11 PM

That’s great the tree on your property turns into furniture in your house. Great job!

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#3 posted 10-09-2013 12:22 AM

I too am a fan of elm (love the feathery grain). I think you did a super job on this table and the legs don’t offend me at all.

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#4 posted 10-09-2013 05:44 AM

Great job

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#5 posted 10-10-2013 04:45 PM

Looks great and well crafted, your elm is beautiful. Like your classy design. Great job!

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#6 posted 10-11-2013 03:35 AM

Very nice piece. Well done.

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#7 posted 01-01-2014 01:11 PM

What a beautiful piece furniture – great lines and the top has some great grain. Nice job!

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