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Project by Pixxture posted 12-19-2019 02:37 PM 640 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The top is Box Elder, the legs are bent lamination of walnut and maple. The cross member was required for stability. Took forever to build. I was never quite sure how i wanted it to look.
Finished with 3 coats of “Tried and True”. Wish i would have sanded the top a bit more.
Constructive comments appreciated.
Thanx





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oldrivers

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#1 posted 12-19-2019 10:11 PM

Very nice the Boxelder has a lot of good color. Tell us about the legs or base the slab is mounted on as well as the top demisions.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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swirt

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#2 posted 12-20-2019 02:48 AM

FOr not being sure how you wanted it to look, I’d say it worked out great. The legs are unique and attractive. They are a nice compliment to the top. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Pixxture

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#3 posted 12-21-2019 03:07 AM

Swirt, oldrivers
Thanks, i appreciate the kind comments.
Oldrivers here is some more detail.

The size of the table is approx 32” x 12” x 26” high.
As mentioned the legs are made from bent laminations. To limit spring back i used Unibond 800. In some unscientific tests i made comparing Spring back of Unibond and tite bond the spring back was very noticeable with tite bond and hardly noticeable with the Unibond.

The legs are attached to the top with glue. I routed a socket on the underside of the table for each leg.

Because of the leg size and design there is plenty of play in the legs, i shouldn’t get any splitting from moisture. (The play in the legs is why i had to add the crossmember.)

The socket on the table underside absorb most of the downward and lateral forces on the table
Thanks

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#4 posted 12-23-2019 12:58 AM

Beautiful piece! The top is great (gotta love boxelder), but the legs steal the show IMHO.

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