Live edge Black Walnut coffee table

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Project by BigPete posted 11-29-2014 04:01 AM 3407 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project that Im really proud of. a lot of new techniques and big leaps in skills. I bought the slab at a local mill i found a few towns over. I dont have a pic of the router jig used to bring the slab down to thickness, but it is very similar to the Wood whisperer type. After bringing it to thickness i added ends to reflec the slight curve in the raw edges. Lots of thin coats of oil based poly thinned with mineral spirits later, a lot of hand sanding down to 1000 grit yielded a glass smooth surface. The trestle legs are Cherry and Maple. they received my first real thru tenons that were pinned in place.

Thanks for looking. Everyone here help inspire me everyday.

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#1 posted 11-29-2014 06:00 AM

This Natural Edge Black Walnut Coffee Table is fantastic. I understand how you could be really proud of your work! I didn’t see the dimensions. If you don’t mind sharing them, what are they?

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#2 posted 11-29-2014 06:00 AM

Wow! Very nice!

-- Howard - "Time spent making sawdust is not deducted from one's lifetime." - old Scottish proverb

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#3 posted 11-29-2014 06:50 AM

Beautiful table…hope you made this for yourself.

-- Vince

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#5 posted 11-29-2014 01:02 PM

That is an awesome table, black walnut is one of my favorite species of wood. thanks for posting it.

-- Dave from "The Sawdust Shed"

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#6 posted 11-29-2014 01:09 PM

thanks guys. This is definitely for me!! its aroung 65 inches long, 18 high and 26-28 deep.

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#7 posted 11-29-2014 02:46 PM

Good solid build – well done Pete.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#8 posted 11-29-2014 03:02 PM

My wife compares woodworking to good cooking; Great results come when you start with great ingredients and then don’t f* them up too much.

You have really done that, letting the natural beauty of a beautiful piece of walnut shine through. Well done!

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#9 posted 11-29-2014 03:15 PM

beautiful coffee table,love the black walnut!!!

welcome to lumberjocks!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#10 posted 11-29-2014 04:13 PM

Well done Pete.

-- Mark

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#11 posted 11-29-2014 05:14 PM

Great table. The curve o the ends really sets it off.

-- Daniel S

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#12 posted 11-29-2014 05:33 PM

That is a beautiful piece of wood after the work you put into it. I especially like that you let the edges natural. Great work.

-- Doug from Maryland

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#13 posted 11-29-2014 06:17 PM

Very beautiful work.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#14 posted 11-29-2014 06:18 PM

Forgot, Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#15 posted 11-29-2014 11:53 PM

Very, very nice! I love Walnut!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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