Live-edge Console Table

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Project by McaroJCC posted 09-25-2018 02:08 PM 801 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This little table (48” x 12”) was commissioned by a client (also a friend) to sit in her entry way. We were originally going to go with a live-edge ash slab I had, but it wasn’t working the way I wanted it to so I showed her a walnut slab I had on hand and she loved it. It’s going to sit in her entryway so it had to be rather narrow. Luckily, I had the perfect piece already in my wood rack.

The finish is 3 coats of tung oil with 7 coats of General Finishes Flat Out Flat topcoat—my friend doesn’t like shiny tables. This finish shows off the grain pretty well without reflecting a lot of light. As usual, GF makes a great finish.

The hairpin legs were decided on by my friend; she loves the look.

-- MCaro, St. Charles, MO

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#1 posted 09-25-2018 07:14 PM

yes – she was right

-- 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 09-25-2018 07:54 PM

That is a gorgeous piece of walnut! Nice job

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#3 posted 09-26-2018 01:45 AM

Nice looking piece of wood. Nice work.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 09-26-2018 02:56 PM

Thanks, guys!

-- MCaro, St. Charles, MO

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#5 posted 09-26-2018 09:32 PM

How thick is that table top?

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#6 posted 10-01-2018 01:57 PM

How thick is that table top?

- Ocelot

It’s right at 1 inch. It came out thinner than I had hoped, but the original slab had some twist in it that had to be taken out with the planer.

-- MCaro, St. Charles, MO

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