Ash Coffee Table

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Project by dpow posted 01-29-2016 11:58 PM 1281 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We cut down a large Ash tree back in 2011 and had it sawed into boards and some various other size stock for handles, etc. The tree was 30” in diameter and nearly 35’ to the first limb; straight and solid. The boards(lots of them!) have been drying in the barn since then. I’ve used some of the stock for mallet handles, wheelbarrow handles, and other small projects, but never the boards until now. This coffee table is made completely from those boards. No plywood or the likes. The Ash was easy to work with and mostly clear of any knots or defects.The table is for a family member who picked out the design. It is finished with Minwax stain and water based polyurethane.

-- Doug

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#1 posted 01-30-2016 04:44 PM

beautiful coffee table, it’s even more special when it’s your own harvest

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 01-30-2016 05:40 PM

I love working with Ash also. Lovely table

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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#3 posted 01-30-2016 11:58 PM

Great job. And I am sure with that pesky Emerald Ash Borer, that Ash will become a very popular material in the next few years. (Hmmm… where could I store all the Ash that my city park district will be cutting down this year? They have already marked 100 trees for removal.) Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#4 posted 02-01-2016 10:31 PM

Very nice.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#5 posted 02-01-2016 11:03 PM

This table is very attractive.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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