Walnut Coffee Table

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Project by mbs posted 02-03-2018 08:12 PM 1649 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pretty simple Coffee table made of walnut. The wood came from a tree in Phoenix that I bought 4 years ago. It has been a pain in the a$$ to work with. Had Termites then got powder post beetles. The wood was pretty twisted after it dried so the yield was poor.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#1 posted 02-03-2018 08:38 PM

Beautiful work on this table. that’sa fine job matching up the color in the walnut.

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#2 posted 02-03-2018 09:08 PM

I think it turned out great. I know no one likes powder post but it does give it some character. Very well done!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#3 posted 02-03-2018 10:33 PM

How did you get so much texture out of the sapwood? What did you use to finish the wood? It looks really nice.

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#4 posted 02-03-2018 10:57 PM

Great looking coffee table—I really like the look of the top!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#5 posted 02-04-2018 12:26 AM

The finished table demonstrates your work was worth it.
Really great looking.

-- Gary, Florida

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#6 posted 02-04-2018 12:55 AM

I stained the wood with Minwax Black Walnut to take the brightness out of the walnut then sprayed it with Sherwin Williams Cab acrylic lacquer.

How did you get so much texture out of the sapwood? What did you use to finish the wood? It looks really nice.

- whistlingwoodies

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#7 posted 02-04-2018 12:56 AM

I love all the interesting textures. And I really like how the sapwood sets it apart from one’s typical walnut furniture.

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Lee Scott

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#8 posted 02-04-2018 04:08 AM

Love that you left the sapwood in, im a big fan of contrasting colors.
The resulting character left in the wood after 4 years living with you as lumber has really made this piece stand out.
Must be a pleasure to use: coasters a default in your house?

-- "Once you stop learning, you start dying" - Albert Einstein

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#9 posted 02-04-2018 05:30 PM

Greta build. I like how you kept the design simple to bring out the beauty of the wood.

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#10 posted 02-04-2018 06:46 PM

This is a very nice table and beautifully done. The wood is wonderful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#11 posted 02-10-2018 02:31 AM

Walnut is my favorite, especially when there is some sapwood involved. Great looking table. : )

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