Live edge Spalted Maple dining room table

  • Advertise with us
Project by LoganN posted 03-20-2016 01:26 AM 2805 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve had these pieces of Spalted maple for a few years and I’ve wanted to make it into a dining room table for a while. I finally had the opportunity and decided to work on it. The table is Spalted maple and walnut, with the stretcher made of cherry and aluminum rods. The trestle top has mortises with tenons from the base legs into the trestle top and bottom and the aluminum rods are cut into the legs. The top itself is 83 inches long and 44 inches wide. I wanted extensions,Mao I cut the ends off and made sliding tenons to fit into the trestle top. This increases the top length to 103” and these are held in place with screw inserts drilled into the underside of the table that screws through the extension set-up
Finish is Danish oil and oil-based gloss polyurethane- normally I do all wipe-on poly, but I was in a rush to finish it and didn’t wipe-on until the end, so it has a much thicker coating than I wanted.
Picture 1: table top with extensions
Picture 2: base with cherry stretcher and aluminum rods (on the top of the base you can see hole for the extensions and in the back right you can see the extensions)
Picture 3: extensions with maple runners
Picture 4: table top without extensions
Picture 5: more pictures of the base
Picture 6: some edge pictures
Comments are always welcome!

7 comments so far

View ralbuck's profile


6763 posts in 3485 days

#1 posted 03-20-2016 02:56 AM


-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

View KeepOnLearnin's profile


50 posts in 2431 days

#2 posted 03-20-2016 12:52 PM


-- Mark - Keep-On-Learnin' :)

View david38's profile


3518 posts in 3562 days

#3 posted 03-20-2016 01:06 PM

nice job

View JimRochester's profile


576 posts in 2833 days

#4 posted 03-20-2016 01:28 PM

I too love that spalted maple. Beautiful job.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

View LoganN's profile


489 posts in 3119 days

#5 posted 03-20-2016 09:52 PM

Thanks guys! I’m really excited for this!! It looks fantastic and is perfect for our living room!

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

30638 posts in 3556 days

#6 posted 03-20-2016 10:18 PM

Awesome piece

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

View pottz's profile (online now)


20216 posts in 2203 days

#7 posted 03-21-2016 12:43 AM

let me just wow.that table kicks asss man.and the finish is perfect for the table really shows off that beautiful wood grain,you nailed this one.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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