cherry end table

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Project by Jay20650 posted 05-25-2012 01:00 PM 1944 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

From a firewood pile comes a rustic yet artsy end table. Sure it has cracks in it, but that just gives it character! The end grain on this was so beautiful I had to find something to make out of it, but I didn’t have a lot of time, so now it’s a 300lb table. We just can’t decide which way it should face…picture 2 or picture 4?

-- Jay,

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#1 posted 05-25-2012 02:21 PM

I like the wood side facing out with the bark toward the sofa.

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#2 posted 05-25-2012 02:37 PM

I like pic #2. How did you make those cuts?

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#3 posted 05-25-2012 02:58 PM

That looks really cool!

Granddaddy1 – I’m betting on chainsaw followed by a router sled.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#4 posted 05-25-2012 03:35 PM

My vote is for picture #2.

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#5 posted 05-25-2012 08:44 PM

Brian: That’s exactly it…

We were milling logs with the chainsaw mill and came across this chunk. The curly bit in the middle was what caught our eye…

And thanks guys that is my vote too :)

-- "It is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail." -Abraham Maslow

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#6 posted 05-26-2012 01:27 AM

Great looking piece , did you seal the bark as well ?

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#7 posted 05-26-2012 08:46 AM

Nice & simple

I’m looking at using the Greene & Green

steel bands to stop splitting. They are wedged

so can be tightened.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#8 posted 05-27-2012 01:44 AM

Two like this a couple feet apart with a piece of glass on top would make an amazing coffee table. And I vote for the bark facing outwards!

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#9 posted 05-29-2012 03:36 PM

We did seal the bark…but I have a feeling that in a few years we will move it back out to the shop, scrape the bark and fill some of the cracks with epoxy…this chunk of wood was literally just cut so it is still moving a lot…but that actually is part of the fun for us to see what it is going to do:)

@Paxamine: that would look awesome…too many dogs and kids in our house for anything with a glass top though :) Also you better get it JUST where you want it because these hunks of wood are HEAVY. You wont be vacuuming under it weekly that is for sure!

-- "It is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail." -Abraham Maslow

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