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Large Walnut Dining Table No2

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Project by Gregg M. posted 07-30-2020 04:13 PM 789 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another walnut dining table made from a tree that was downed during a storm at my customer’s property. Wood was air dried for about two years and stored in a climate controlled environment for another year. Top is about 1 1/4” thick and the dimensions are 102”L x 72”W.

The finish is a coat of clear shellac and 4 coats of General Finishes High Performance Satin.

-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA - http://www.MarvelWoodworking.com





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 07-30-2020 04:36 PM

Real nice table, Gregg!
Jim

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

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#2 posted 07-30-2020 05:46 PM

beautiful table and bench.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Knockonit

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#3 posted 07-30-2020 07:33 PM

Stunning table, walnut, just hard to beat for anything
thanks
Rj in az

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#4 posted 07-30-2020 08:23 PM

Interesting incorporating the sapwood as a focal point in the top. Those laminated legs look like they where a challenge to make. Considering you had two interior pieces that are not exposed did you consider using a less expensive species to fill them out. Also a little more detail on how you did the breadboard ends on the top would be appreciated. They can be a bit tricky to do when accounting for the changes in humidity and wood movement.

-- Mother Nature always bats last.

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Gregg M.

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#5 posted 07-30-2020 10:42 PM

I had a limited number of slabs to work with so I had to use the the outer slab in the design, hence the sap wood focal point. Most importantly, the customer loved it. The glued up legs were a little more work but I was able to use the 5/4” slabs for the legs. I tried to use up the pieces with a lot sap wood for the internal pieces of the legs since they wouldn’t be seen. Here are a few images of the breadboard ends before glue up.


Interesting incorporating the sapwood as a focal point in the top. Those laminated legs look like they where a challenge to make. Considering you had two interior pieces that are not exposed did you consider using a less expensive species to fill them out. Also a little more detail on how you did the breadboard ends on the top would be appreciated. They can be a bit tricky to do when accounting for the changes in humidity and wood movement.

- Green_Hornut


-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA - http://www.MarvelWoodworking.com

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pottz

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#6 posted 07-30-2020 11:04 PM

hell gregg i would have used all the sap wood exposed i think it makes a much more interesting look.nice work with the bread boards too.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Oldtool

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#7 posted 07-30-2020 11:55 PM

Beautiful table all around – the wood, the location of the sap wood & wood placement, the craftsmenship, the design of the table, and the finish. Very nice work.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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mbs

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#8 posted 07-31-2020 04:24 AM

Great job. It’s beautiful.

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#9 posted 07-31-2020 09:48 AM

Great looking table. I remember cutting off all the sap wood in the past., working with the rest. Things have changed. Impressive build.

-- Petey

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#10 posted 08-01-2020 01:22 PM

A beautiful table and it looks nice in the room. I like seeing the hand tools for the mortising. Air dried walnut works great with hand tools. Enjoy!

-- Tom

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#11 posted 08-01-2020 09:32 PM

As I just said on another project….
Beautiful work, I love walnut table tops, actually walnut anything

-- I love the smell of coffee in the morning, and sawdust in the afternoon

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#12 posted 08-03-2020 02:26 AM

Beautiful. Very neat to be able to use the downed tree in such a project – will be a family treasure.

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