Dining room table

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Project by SmallShopDad posted 12-06-2018 10:34 AM 1440 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table started as my neighbors tree. There are 4 large black walnut trees on my road. (60” diameter) He has it cut down and sold most of it. I asked if he would mind me taking a large piece from near the top that had three leads at the end. He gave me the log for free and the rest is history. Some of the best crotch walnut I have seen! I ended up making him a box as a thank you. Now if I can just get my hands on the other 3 walnuts on my street

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#1 posted 12-06-2018 11:39 AM

Magnificant table – classic woodworking piee of furniture – man can learn lot of basic technics on that project.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 12-06-2018 01:54 PM

Extremely nice of your neighbor to share. Excellent table.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#3 posted 12-06-2018 02:23 PM

Beautiful Table! Well done. I notice you chose to go lower than typical with the stretcher. Was that to make it more of a foot rest than a knee knocker, or just aesthetics?

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 12-06-2018 02:40 PM

Really beautiful. Nice work on it.

-- ~Daniel

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#5 posted 12-06-2018 04:20 PM

That wood is pure gold, er, pure walnut, which, if you are like me, pretty much consider them equal.

Super and duper. Nice work.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#7 posted 12-06-2018 11:42 PM

Beautiful. Will be used and admired for generations for sure. Gorgeous wood you lucked upon!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#8 posted 12-07-2018 01:51 AM

Really nice table.

-- AJ

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#9 posted 12-07-2018 01:55 AM

Really nice table.

-- AJ

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#10 posted 12-07-2018 06:06 AM

Really beautiful, I hope I can do that some day.

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#11 posted 12-07-2018 09:00 PM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 12-08-2018 12:24 AM

Thanks everyone!

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#13 posted 12-19-2018 02:53 AM

Splendid showcase of the wood’s beautiful grains. I think a lighter piece would go well vertically as well as the doors to my storage cabinets or just to lead me to the kitchen.

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#14 posted 12-23-2018 06:25 AM

You ever get that feeling when you are wondering what the grain of the wood of a tree could possibly look like, this is one of those moments….

-- Mel Brandle,

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