Curly Maple and Walnut Tree Inspired Side Table

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Project by WoodHoppa posted 11-13-2018 02:04 AM 1144 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The inspiration for the design is simply a tree trunk and canopy. The base is six legs joined by hexagonal pieces near the top and bottom. It is curly walnut but that might be a little hard to discern from the pictures. The top is curly maple and represents the canopy of the tree with all its leaves. It is finished with Tried and True oil (about 5 coats) and the top is also shellacked and waxed.

-- Mike Harman, WoodHoppa

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#1 posted 11-13-2018 02:27 AM

Looks great, but I really want to see a full side view

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DeLayne Peck

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#2 posted 11-13-2018 06:57 AM

Very beautiful.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#3 posted 11-13-2018 10:36 AM

Awesome piece, great work.

-- I've quickly learned that being a woodworker isn't about making flawless work, rather it's fixing all the mistakes you made so that it appears flawless to others! Jay - FL

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#4 posted 11-13-2018 01:50 PM

Great looking parts. I am guessing the whole is great too.

I like what you did with the apron.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 11-13-2018 09:31 PM

Not sure about all that canopy and tree business but the table sure looks nice.
You really got the grain to pop on the curly maple top and the legs are very elegant.
Extremely well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#6 posted 11-15-2018 01:20 PM

Beautiful piece. like ohwoodeye mentioned, awesome grain on the maple.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#7 posted 11-15-2018 04:54 PM

Very nice. Fantastic looking joinery. Turn your camera (phone) horizontally (sideways) for your pictures to orient properly.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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