Contemporary slab wood table

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Project by AaronSKuehn posted 06-16-2012 04:47 AM 3103 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A contemporary slab wood table. This project was inspired by a piece my wife and I saw at the 2011 Parade of Homes here in Utah. My version is a lot smaller (33” tall, 10” deep and 25” long).

The right leg is of figured gum; the left leg is a hollow square aluminum post.

The top appears to be wavy but that’s the natural shimmer of the wood (I don’t know the species)’s actually smooth as glass (after a lot of sanding and four coats of gloss polyurethane).

-- Aaron

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#1 posted 06-16-2012 05:08 AM

Your right, the top does appear rough cut. Unusual legs. Type of wood? Nice finish….................

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 06-16-2012 03:51 PM

@redryder: Don’t know what kind of wood the slab is. I “think” maple, but I don’t know….

-- Aaron

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#3 posted 06-16-2012 04:57 PM

Gorgeous wood regardless of type. Nice job!

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 06-16-2012 06:18 PM

beautiful choice of wood! Is the table sturdy? I would be afraid of it tipping over with the small legs.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#5 posted 06-16-2012 09:01 PM

sweet little table I like the rustic design on this surprisingly as I am not usually a fan of rustic furniture but this is just using a waney edge but this is truly nice. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#6 posted 06-16-2012 11:01 PM

I LOVE this – fun, funky and off beat – the table top is just beautiful! We have a tree here in OZ called a Sliky Oak – the timber is quite similar – you must be wrapped!

-- Terina C

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