Walnut slab console table

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Project by LoganN posted 09-25-2018 07:40 PM 1028 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A fellow woodworking hobbyist purchased some walnut slabs and bought this one for his house. He asked me to make it into a console table and his wife told me the dimensions and gave some guidance on what she wanted to see. This is the end result.
The legs are maple – they came from one 12” wide piece that I cut with 45° miters to join in a square. This made the legs the width I wanted and the joints are on the corners, so you can’t see them – for most of them the grain runs around the corners, which i love to see. I used a hand plane to cut the chamfers on the top and shelf. The top was sanded to 600 and an oil finish applied. I don’t think I’m a huge fan of the finish, but I’ll see how it weathers time.
Overall I’m pretty happy with this one. I wish I could have gotten the curl in the top to come out more, but it still looks great to me and, more importantly, they like it!

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#1 posted 09-25-2018 07:51 PM

thats a sweet slab of walnut,and i like the simplicity of the legs really lets the walnut be the dont like oil finish though,i use basically nothing but maloof oil which is tung oil,poly,and linseed oil that i mix myself.i like it because of the ease of application and that you feel the natural wood rather than a plastic coating some finishes give.well great job again my friend.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 09-25-2018 10:56 PM

Beautiful table – easy ro see why they like it

-- 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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#3 posted 09-26-2018 01:14 AM

Very Nice Work & Well Done!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#4 posted 09-26-2018 01:39 AM

Looks great. Nice work.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 09-26-2018 01:56 AM

Hey all!! Thanks for the appreciation!

Pottz – I normally do Danish oil and then finish with wipe on poly. Unfortunately I can’t find the minwax wipe on that I like around here. I might need to do a maloof too! Thanks

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#6 posted 09-26-2018 01:25 PM

Very cool. I love the mitered leg idea.

-- I live on caffeine, sawdust and swear words.

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#7 posted 09-26-2018 01:45 PM

Love walnut, this is great

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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