10 ft Spalted maple table and matching bench

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Project by LoganN posted 09-08-2017 03:53 AM 1782 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to make a long, but narrow, table for clients of a friend of mine for their new kitchen. I found a great 3 inch thick board and was able to get it resawn and try to bookmatch it for the table. Unfortunately there were a few spots that were too pinky for that to truly happen, but it came out nicely. They picked out metal legs that I ordered off Etsy. The whole table was treated with a penetrating epoxy to harden up some areas and the top and bottom have a sort of hidden apron to provide support across the long expanse of the top and the bench.

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#1 posted 09-08-2017 04:45 AM

That’s beautiful wood and you did an excellent job of constructing it.

-- My grandfather always said that when one door closes, another one opens. He was a wonderful man, but a lousy cabinet maker

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#2 posted 09-08-2017 11:19 AM

Excellent table!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#3 posted 09-08-2017 04:29 PM

Looks great! What epoxy did you use?

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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#4 posted 09-08-2017 05:47 PM

wow that spalted wood is killer,and the job you did with it is amazing.your client has got be be thrilled with the result,great job man.i dont see a top 3 yet,what are they waiting for!.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#5 posted 09-08-2017 06:32 PM

Beautiful -

-- 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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#6 posted 09-08-2017 07:46 PM

Thanks all! There was quite a bit of work that went into getting this right – it had some issues.
JohnMcClure – I used Total Boat penetrating epoxy sealer. I found it on Amazon and it worked out well – the punky portions felt much better. I learned that i needed to do a sanding to 150 grit before I applied it, and then start at 60 and move back up after the sealer. It made for a long 4 hours of sanding and smoothing, but it was worth it

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#7 posted 09-09-2017 11:42 AM

Nicely done and beautiful wood.


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#8 posted 09-10-2017 09:50 PM

Looks wonderful, I am sure they will cherish it

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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