Table from the Loft

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Project by MSRiverdog posted 05-06-2008 04:11 AM 1962 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two pieces of English Walnut, marginal wood, but interesting. Twisted and cheap from a yard I go to when I’m in PA on visits to my Daughter. The top took a year of working both sides at a time to get it down so it stayed flat, it went from 2 1/2 to 1 3/8th’s before it was done. The whole base is cut from one piece of English Walnut bought at the same time, there was a lot of variation in it but did worked out for me. It is a table but some have looked at it said they thought it was a bench, OK, just don’t try to sit in the little leg end.


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#1 posted 05-06-2008 04:28 AM

I love the simplistic form of this table. The grain really pops on the top. Nice job.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 05-06-2008 05:04 AM

pretty piece ! keep the projects coming

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 05-06-2008 05:40 AM

Great piece of wood & excellent use for it.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 05-06-2008 06:41 AM

That is great. I like the single leg idea.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 05-06-2008 12:15 PM

This is a very interesting piece. The idea of a single leg is unique.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 05-06-2008 12:41 PM

A beautiful table!

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#7 posted 05-06-2008 01:45 PM

That is a great looking table. The design is unique.

-- Larry

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#8 posted 05-06-2008 02:27 PM

Very unique and beautiful piece.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 05-06-2008 05:24 PM

Nice table. I saw this at the show a couple weeks ago. I really like the english walnut.

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#10 posted 05-06-2008 09:13 PM

Beautiful table, just love the finish and design. Very unique piece. mike

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

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#11 posted 05-06-2008 11:01 PM

this is an awesome table ! I have a wide Cherry “crook” that I want to make into something like this…Thanks for the inspiration !!!

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#12 posted 05-06-2008 11:09 PM

very nice

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#13 posted 05-06-2008 11:36 PM

I admire the ability that some people have to view a hunk of wood and see such a unique table. Then have the woodworking ability to bring it to reality. GREAT WORK!

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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#14 posted 05-08-2008 04:51 AM

Very nice, this is a great project. I like to build similar tables and benches. Well done.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#15 posted 05-12-2008 04:10 PM

This is a great table! Bringing out the natural beauty in the wood is what it’s all about to me. You mentioned a yard in PA… what’s the name of it?

-- The name is "Splinter"... I'm the son-of-a-son-of-a-carpenter

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