Maple coffee table

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Project by jcsterling posted 04-17-2013 09:44 PM 1807 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

According to the writing on the top piece I have had it in storage since 1999. I am almost 100 % sure that it was from a tree that once stood at the corner of 2nd and market st in Mifflinburg,PA…figured it was about time to do something with it. The tree had been “repaired” with concrete which may be responsible for the odd coloration in the maple. The base is hard maple . finish is odies oil. 18”x18”x36”

-- John , Central PA , on facebook:!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 04-17-2013 10:21 PM

Really like the table, love the base

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 04-18-2013 12:45 AM

I really like the design of this one. Odie’s oil? I’ve heard about this. Is it another oil,poly mixture like Tung Oil Finish, Antique Oil Finish, etc?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 04-18-2013 01:30 AM

hey there john, so you have had this around for awhile…its got some beautiful wood here, when i see it , i think it looks to simplistic, but i have seen other pieces that were close to the same but, as you know, the use of some different woods might make this look totally different, like changing out the very bottom piece with walnut, well i do like this one.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 04-18-2013 10:45 AM

An unusual design that has come off well

-- Dreaming patterns

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#5 posted 04-18-2013 04:20 PM

I like the simple rectangular design of the leg and base. It contrasts nicely with the natural look of the maple top. keeping the base simple lets the beautiful top speak.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 04-18-2013 04:29 PM

Very nice! I like how you designed the base. The wood I’m holding in my profile has been needing a place for a few years. Thanks for an idea for a base. How is the stability on this John and is there anything you would of done different? @grizzman Walnut is what I was thinking also. Thanks for the post

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#7 posted 04-19-2013 04:48 PM

Your coffee table looks stunning! The top has so much character and the base is solid and beautiful. Well done!

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