Spalted Maple End Table

  • Advertise with us
Project by jaykaypur posted 05-16-2014 05:42 PM 1757 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This maple comes from 2 different sources but both are local “trash” wood and I LOVE that trash wood. Have a bunch of the maple that the leg/stand came from for future projects too. Used a drum sander on the top and hand sanded the sides of the stand. All cuts on this project were made with a chain saw. The table measures 24” tall and the top is 16” x 12”. The stands bottom measures 6” x 6”. Took me a while to get it level and stable but finally got it done and it is very useable and stable. Applied several coats of Danish oil, several coats of wipe-on poly and one coat of wax. Buffed and buffed and buffed. This turned out very nice and proves that even I can still pleasantly surprise myself. Thanks for the looks and comments.

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

13 comments so far

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

30480 posts in 2906 days

#1 posted 05-16-2014 05:43 PM

Very cool design. I really like the look.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

View muesli's profile


482 posts in 2077 days

#2 posted 05-16-2014 05:53 PM

This wood is so beautiful! I like your design with the natural edges very much!

Last winter, I had to cut down a tree, and some days ago, I chopped the wood. Suddenly I found really beautiful colored pieces and I thought: “what a stupid idiot decided to make short pieces of firewood from that beautiful lumber?”

-- Uwe from Germany.

View TZH's profile


559 posts in 3708 days

#3 posted 05-16-2014 07:02 PM

Lovin’ it!!!!!!!

-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

View doubleDD's profile


8827 posts in 2611 days

#4 posted 05-16-2014 07:07 PM

Great looking maple. Those jagged edges are cool. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

View Wayne Dailey's profile

Wayne Dailey

180 posts in 3751 days

#5 posted 05-16-2014 07:30 PM

Great look,but ain’t it tipsy?

View jaykaypur's profile


4017 posts in 2976 days

#6 posted 05-16-2014 08:12 PM

Wayne Dailey…...nope. Aint a tip to it unless you put a real heavy weight on the very front of it. Its stable and solid. n Thanks for the comment.

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

View bowtie's profile


990 posts in 2914 days

#7 posted 05-17-2014 02:09 AM

Jay you always amaze me with your gift of turning “firewood” into art

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

View CampD's profile


1796 posts in 4054 days

#8 posted 05-17-2014 11:45 AM

Love it!
Gonna have to keep this one in mind.

-- Doug...

View lew's profile


12908 posts in 4323 days

#9 posted 05-17-2014 03:28 PM

I don’t know how you can see those beautiful pieces hiding within the wood pile!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

View MalcolmLaurel's profile


300 posts in 2191 days

#10 posted 05-19-2014 12:33 AM

Very cool… ‘scuse me while I go out and look at my wood pile… :)

-- Malcolm Laurel -

View watermark's profile


483 posts in 2511 days

#11 posted 05-19-2014 03:55 AM

Very cool piece. You did well to see a table in that pile of “fire wood”

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

View Napaman's profile


5530 posts in 4645 days

#12 posted 05-19-2014 04:05 AM

nice eye! its art when you can find it in the woodpile before its really there…great creation!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

View Roger's profile


21021 posts in 3372 days

#13 posted 05-23-2014 01:39 AM

WowZa! That’s cool

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics