cherry table with live edge

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Project by Kate posted 08-08-2010 05:32 PM 2735 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this table using cherry from a tree that my sister took down (she wields a mean chainsaw). I liked the shape of the board so kept one edge and squared the other. I’m not sure if I like the legs or not. They might be a bit much.

Didn’t realize until I took the photo how much the fern needs a haircut!

Thanks for looking.

-- Kate,

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#1 posted 08-08-2010 05:37 PM

Very nice design, Kate. I love the look of the shelf and legs as well as the top. Cherry is such a sweet wood.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#2 posted 08-08-2010 05:43 PM

Nice table…...................................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#3 posted 08-08-2010 05:50 PM

I love that you kept the shape of the wood on this. And, no, the legs aren’t too much. I think they look great! Everything about this is just wonderful! I think you let the wood dictate the shape and it really paid off. It looks quite beautiful. Great job!

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 08-08-2010 06:33 PM

I like it, well done!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#5 posted 08-08-2010 07:05 PM

i love the contrast between the rough, natural shape of the table top vs the clean and well designed feet :) beautiful job, i like it!

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#6 posted 08-08-2010 07:12 PM

I especially like the unique shape of the shelf.

-- Grant, Tryon, NC

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#7 posted 08-08-2010 07:16 PM

Good idea keeping the live edge. It add to the design. Lovely looking table. thanks for posting.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#8 posted 08-08-2010 07:19 PM

Love that Cherry top & I think it’s an interesting mix how the “machined” shelf relects the “natural” lines of the top sort of harmonising mans product (oops!) sorry womans & natures
I like it

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#9 posted 08-08-2010 09:02 PM

very interesting looking table. I love cherry.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#10 posted 08-08-2010 10:38 PM

You have good looking legs… The design is well balanced and pleasing to the eye. I “favored” this as I am looking for a project to use up a big piece of slab that is taking up too much space in the garage. Or, I may toy around with it and make it bench size in height. Thanks for posting… really enjoyed.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#11 posted 08-09-2010 01:09 AM

Nice work. I feel that the shelf reflects very well the live edge of the top. I will (gently) agree with you about the legs: not sure. They’re not bad, and certainly skillfully made. but are they appropriate, is the question.

You might want to check out George Walker's blog, and possibly submit this piece for open review in his “design critique” section. There was a bench a few months ago that reminds me a little of your piece, and there were a lot of good suggestions offered by people writing in.

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#12 posted 08-09-2010 07:50 PM

Thanks for all your comments everyone. Think I’ll check out the blog you mentioned Aaron.

-- Kate,

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#13 posted 08-12-2010 01:56 PM

Gorgeous, I just love what you’ve done, showing neo-artful construction with rough edge plank. Just great, beautiful, and artistic.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#14 posted 08-12-2010 05:50 PM

I just saw this bench come up on Design Matters (AaronK’s suggestion)
Brace yourself Kate, you are about to get a lot of feedback on there. ;)

-- Galootish log blog,

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#15 posted 08-12-2010 06:02 PM

Yeah, I think the comments on that blog are always insightful, even if you might disagree with the opinion – they get you thinking about things you might not have otherwise. Also hopefully the criticism isn’t too harsh. Even if someone might say they dont like it, it’s a matter of degree and in a small relative framework of personal taste. Any one of us would LOVE to have this piece in our homes – the design and craftsmanship are both top notch.

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