shagbark hickory and black walnut hallway table

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Project by tommasomade posted 12-17-2017 08:39 PM 8398 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I swore I would never work with shagbark hickory (aka the bladekiller) again because its so frikkin hard. But i found a cool small piece already surface planed at my favorite lumber place, Horigan UFP ( and figured I’d make an exception this one time. I’m glad i did.
As with my other hallway table I really love the contrast of the heavily figured lighter top and the darker walnut legs.

Overall size is 40” wide, 10.5” deep, and 30” tall. The table top is 1.5” thick. I used some west system epoxy (105 and 207, the special clear) to fill some gaps on the underside (pics 1 and 3), but didn’t want it to come all the way to the top. In fact, from above you can’t see the epoxy really at all. It is finished with three coats of Tried & True Varnish Oil, and one final coat of my own paste mix of beeswax and mineral oil.

Comments, constructive criticism, and helpful suggestions are always welcome.

Thanks for looking!

-- -- Tommaso -- --

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#1 posted 12-17-2017 09:16 PM

i’m glad you didn’t fill the top with epoxy too – this looks great
nice work

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#2 posted 12-17-2017 10:07 PM

Very Nice!

-- Frank, Washington State,

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#3 posted 12-17-2017 11:17 PM


-- 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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#4 posted 12-18-2017 02:46 AM

I know what I like, and I like this a lot! Well done!

-- "Why am I soft in the middle when the rest of my life is so hard?"

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#5 posted 12-18-2017 03:17 AM

Very well done. An attractive table.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#6 posted 12-18-2017 05:42 PM

Very nice!

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#7 posted 12-18-2017 05:53 PM

Gorgeous design. Surprising how well the figure and curves of the top are complemented by the geometry of the legs. Well done.

-- My projects are imperfect in every way, just like their creator. Their creator loves them nonetheless, just like mine.

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#8 posted 12-18-2017 06:32 PM

This is a beautiful table and the wood is wonderful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 12-19-2017 09:53 PM

Awesome table!!

-- --TCBig "Wisdom is knowing what path to take next. Integrity is taking it!"

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