cross section end table

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Project by gridlockd posted 04-26-2020 12:13 PM 744 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is an end table i recently made from a cross section of a maple log that a friend had given me. the log was well on its way to useless from rot, but i was able to salvage a couple slices of decent wood. the top is about 2 1/2” thick, i knocked off all the bark and sanded out the sides just enough to smooth it. as you can see it had a good sized drying crack that I dropped a cherry bowtie on to stabilize it and punch it up a bit. it turned out well, finished with a few coats of poly and finish waxed. i have a “sister slab” to make a second one very close to this one, but haven’t yet. went with 3 hairpin legs, it stands around 18” tall. thanks for looking.

-- Gridlockd

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#1 posted 04-26-2020 12:53 PM

Looks great

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#2 posted 04-27-2020 02:05 AM

I like the look of the spalting and the contrasting dutchman. Nice work.

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#3 posted 04-27-2020 04:27 AM

I like the looks of wood with spalting and the bowtie adds a little eye catcher to it. Great job !!! Mel

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#4 posted 04-27-2020 12:04 PM

Wow. Must have been a big tree. Nice work.

-- Tom

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