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Project by Coastwise posted 04-14-2019 05:39 AM 532 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First try at a resin/river table. I had the 1 ½” walnut slabs lying around for many years. There was some bark, but I was not going for the rustic look. I purposely cut the shapes, so is it a puzzle table?
The finish is Rubio Monocoat, new to me. Easy to apply, shall see how it holds up.
The base legs are purchased.
For me this was an instructive experience. The majority of the work was flattening the cured assembly with a router sled then many hours of sanding.
Donald Morda





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 04-14-2019 11:53 AM

Well, I lke it – beautiful hunk of figured walnut

-- 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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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 04-14-2019 12:00 PM

good looking table…................jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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OnhillWW

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#3 posted 04-14-2019 03:20 PM

Love it. That must have been a bear to flatten. The island is a nice touch and the finish looks great.

-- Cheap is expensive! - my Dad

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cjfarmer

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#4 posted 04-14-2019 04:31 PM

Bee you tiful. Im just starting to make river tables yours is awesome and inspiring

-- Who is we and where is here? - bullwinkle

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bigblockyeti

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#5 posted 04-15-2019 02:10 AM

That looks fantastic! What are the dimensions? Did you loose much slab thickness milling then sanding it down?

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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swirt

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#6 posted 04-15-2019 02:15 AM

Great looking results. The black epoxy mates up nicely with the walnut. Nice choice on the legs too.

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pottz

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#7 posted 04-15-2019 02:16 PM

nice river table,the legs work perfect with the walnut.great job.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Wstein

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#8 posted 04-16-2019 12:58 PM

great looking table. I like the walnut and black resin combo.

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Peteybadboy

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#9 posted 04-17-2019 07:47 PM

Some how I missed this post. Very nice table. Where did you get the legs? Stock or custom?

-- Petey

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Coastwise

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#10 posted 04-19-2019 11:10 AM

Thank you all for your comments. To answer a few questions: The top is 1 1/2×24 x 52, it stands 30” high.
The resin is dyed a dark blue, sort of cobalt. Depending on the light it goes from blue to black. I sanded the top to 2000 with a random orbit but did not polish the resin.
The slabs had a twist here and there, so not to lose too much material when flattening I held them flat on the top surface and poured resin to fill in the gaps underneath.
I purchased the legs from Ohio Woodlands.

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