pecan conference table

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Project by Arthouse posted 04-07-2011 11:22 PM 3120 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a 42’‘x 110’’ conference table . I made the top with two bookmatch leaves I cut from a quilted spalted pecan tree I found on a job site . When I aquired the tree I started to bandsaw the tree on the site with the contractor and architect looking on . The architect was so impressed with the tree’s figure and color he ordered a conference table from two of the trunk pieces . I essentially paid for the labor to cut the tree and still made a profit. The tressel style is carved geometric two by two .

-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart

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#1 posted 04-08-2011 12:23 AM

Beautiful wood. Beautiful piece of furniture. Great work.

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#2 posted 04-08-2011 12:50 AM

The pecan is some beautiful wood for sure.
Very nice job

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#3 posted 04-08-2011 01:14 AM


-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#4 posted 04-08-2011 01:28 AM

Gorgeous table. Love that figured top.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 04-08-2011 01:32 AM

Nice work. The figure on the spalted pecan is nice. Is it a veneer attached to a substrate or a solid slab?

-- Russ

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#6 posted 04-08-2011 01:36 AM

Love that top special for sure.


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#7 posted 04-08-2011 03:24 AM

Beautiful! Very creative with the pedestals. I’m assuming your customer is quite satisfied? Thanks for sharing!

-- Bobthebuilderinmichigan

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#8 posted 04-08-2011 04:27 AM

: )

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#9 posted 04-08-2011 04:38 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments , I will hold them close to my heart to help inspire me on my woodworking journey. To answer your questions the quilted spalted top is solid 1 1/4’’ thick with a 1 3/4’’ walnut frame. I sprayed a conversion varnish finish because the pecan is so porous to get an even two coats. Thanks again guys. Art bringing down the house.

-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart

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#10 posted 04-08-2011 08:17 AM

Nice table, has to be one of the best looking pecan tables that I’ve ever seen. Good job Art.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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