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Claro Black Walnut/English Grafted Guitar Coffee Table

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Project by TreeBones posted 08-14-2008 07:07 PM 6205 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You can see the graft between the Black Walnut and English Walnut making this a one of a kind piece. 3-1/8” thick and 4 feet long it stands 16” tall with Watco natural oil finish. I guess this falls under the title of live edge rustic coffee table. Pocket holes, screws and glue are all hidden underneath out of view. I am hoping to find a musician who will appreciate this one and compensate me appropriately. This slab was salvaged from an orchard that I posted about earlier. This was a fun project and definitely a conversation piece.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info





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#1 posted 08-14-2008 07:16 PM

Nice.

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#2 posted 08-14-2008 07:24 PM

Very Cool Ron. I like your unique front leg technique. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#3 posted 08-14-2008 07:26 PM

Very nice

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#4 posted 08-14-2008 07:57 PM

grafted while the trees were still alive? If so, that would be the first woodworking piece like it that I’ve ever heard of. very interesting!

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#5 posted 08-14-2008 08:41 PM

Very nice looking piece Ron….I could see that in one of those fancy sound rooms at the guitar store where you can try out the high dollar guitars…or some music star’s house :) I used to do alot of grafting of native pecan root stock with all the different pecan varieties. I remember seeing a tree that was supposedly said the landowner was grafted between Walnut and Pecan, man I would like to see the wood inside that tree….

Good Job…

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , http://www.allthingsrustix.com , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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#6 posted 08-14-2008 08:43 PM

This tree came from an orchard where all the trees were grafted before planting.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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Callum Kendall

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#7 posted 08-14-2008 10:08 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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#8 posted 08-14-2008 10:15 PM

Marvellous piece from a fascinating chunk of tree.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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#9 posted 08-15-2008 12:56 AM

That’s a unique slab. Very cool!

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#10 posted 08-15-2008 02:56 AM

3 1/8” thick and 4 ft long? Wow it’s a beauty and I bet it’s a beast to move around. More of a beauty though. Great build.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#11 posted 08-15-2008 03:09 AM

Sweeeet… nice job

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#12 posted 08-15-2008 04:33 AM

Great looking piece Ron. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#13 posted 08-15-2008 04:45 AM

another one of a kind beauty , my friend : ) You found a great use for it too !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#14 posted 08-15-2008 12:27 PM

Very nice

-- Suliman , Syria, jablah ,

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#15 posted 08-15-2008 12:41 PM

Beautiful piece! Interesting wood. I can now see woodworkers out in their yards grafting different trees for future projects! :)

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