Ambrosia Hall Table

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Project by waldo posted 06-05-2018 08:34 PM 791 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found some really nice Ambrosia Maple and decided to make a side table out of it, luckily I hade some 8/4 stock that I could use for legs, it measures 32” wide, 32” tall and 14” deep.

-- One miscut away from firewood...

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#1 posted 06-05-2018 08:39 PM

really attractive table – nice build

-- 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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#2 posted 06-05-2018 08:58 PM

love the ambrosia! Is the top a single wide board? I like the curl on the aprons.

-- "The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides!" --Artur Schnabel

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#3 posted 06-05-2018 08:58 PM

Very Nice & Very Well Done Waldo!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#4 posted 06-05-2018 09:48 PM

Thank you everyone for the nice comments!


The top is from a single board, the board was 15”x9’ to start, I was able to get the top and aprons out of the board with a few feet leftover. I had just enough of 8/4 Ambrosia to make the legs. There was more curl in the middle of the board and opposite end, but there was more Ambrosia figure on the end I used for the top.

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#5 posted 06-06-2018 12:42 PM

An eye catcher for sure. Well done.

-- Randy, Central MN

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#6 posted 06-06-2018 01:59 PM

Wow! a single board. The ambrosia I get around here looks really pathetic compared to that piece.

Nice and traditional Waldo!

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#7 posted 06-07-2018 04:09 AM

Thanks for sharing this.
I like using the ambrosia maple for small boxes and have been wondering if using it on a piece of furniture would be too much.
Your table looks very nice.
A 15” wide board is awesome.

-- Regards, Charlie in Rowlett, TX --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------

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#8 posted 06-07-2018 12:15 PM

Well done. You are correct… that is some really nice Ambrosia maple. Love the curl on the apron. Kudos!

Edit: I was doing a bit of research the other day on plant neuroscience… did you know that if a maple tree is attacked by bugs, it releases a pheromone into the air that is picked up by the neighboring trees. This induces the receiving trees to start making chemicals that will help fight off the impending bug attack. I think it is kinda cool to know that the tree your table came from, gave itself for the common good. Something to think about.

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#9 posted 06-08-2018 03:43 PM

My local guy has about another 300 bd ft of this left, not really sure what I would build out of any more of it, but it’s all the prettiest I have ever seen, lots of character.

Thank you all for your comments!

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