Black Walnut Dining Room Table

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Project by JerseyJoe posted 03-27-2017 01:10 AM 1188 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Black Walnut Dining Room Table I made for my daughter and her husband. It started as raw wood and the legs were resawed out of one piece of Walnut. With the help from Lee Jesberger’s friend Bruce, I used Waterlox finish for the first time and now I’m a convert away from typical poly finishing.

I added pictures of the raw Black Walnut that I started with. The legs started as a piece of 4×10x8’ and resawed down to 4×4’s.

-- Joe Massanova, Somerdale, NJ -

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#1 posted 03-27-2017 01:18 AM

Beautiful job on that table. Love black walnut. Great present for your daughter and her family.

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#2 posted 03-27-2017 01:46 AM

Joe that is one beautiful table and it will last several generations. Black walnut is my first choice in wood species and it sure looks good in this piece. I think I will try the Waterlox finish soon; I am getting tired of finding my left over poly hardened after a few weeks. Does the Waterlox do that?

-- I read it but I wasn't listening!!

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#3 posted 03-27-2017 01:57 AM

Thanks for the comments. It was a fun project. Waterlox is an oil base resin so it won’t harden, I’m being told, if you collapse the container to eliminate the air, it won’t harden in the can. This is easy to do by just squeezing the can with a clamp. It was easy to work with and I applied 6 coats. It does have a smell to it until it cures, but the finish is worth it. Hope this helps.

-- Joe Massanova, Somerdale, NJ -

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#5 posted 03-27-2017 01:47 PM

looks great

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#6 posted 03-27-2017 06:57 PM

What or how did you do the slide action? Purchased or made?

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#7 posted 03-27-2017 07:09 PM

Beautiful piece

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 03-27-2017 08:44 PM

Hi MakinDust, I purchased the sliders through Rockler.

-- Joe Massanova, Somerdale, NJ -

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#9 posted 03-28-2017 01:18 AM

Walnut is a favorite of mine and this table looks beautiful.

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#10 posted 03-28-2017 02:02 AM

Very, very nice!

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#11 posted 03-28-2017 02:16 AM

Thanks for all of the comments. I added some raw wood pictures. If I can only figure out how to rotate them . Any help would be appreciate it.

Thanks Joe

-- Joe Massanova, Somerdale, NJ -

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