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Here is another walnut dining table made from a tree that was downed during a storm at my customer's property. Wood was air dried for about two years and stored in a climate controlled environment for another year. Top is about 1 1/4" thick and the dimensions are 102"L x 72"W.

The finish is a coat of clear shellac and 4 coats of General Finishes High Performance Satin.

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Real nice table, Gregg!
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beautiful table and bench.
 

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Stunning table, walnut, just hard to beat for anything
thanks
Rj in az
 

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Interesting incorporating the sapwood as a focal point in the top. Those laminated legs look like they where a challenge to make. Considering you had two interior pieces that are not exposed did you consider using a less expensive species to fill them out. Also a little more detail on how you did the breadboard ends on the top would be appreciated. They can be a bit tricky to do when accounting for the changes in humidity and wood movement.
 

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I had a limited number of slabs to work with so I had to use the the outer slab in the design, hence the sap wood focal point. Most importantly, the customer loved it. The glued up legs were a little more work but I was able to use the 5/4" slabs for the legs. I tried to use up the pieces with a lot sap wood for the internal pieces of the legs since they wouldn't be seen. Here are a few images of the breadboard ends before glue up.





Interesting incorporating the sapwood as a focal point in the top. Those laminated legs look like they where a challenge to make. Considering you had two interior pieces that are not exposed did you consider using a less expensive species to fill them out. Also a little more detail on how you did the breadboard ends on the top would be appreciated. They can be a bit tricky to do when accounting for the changes in humidity and wood movement.

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hell gregg i would have used all the sap wood exposed i think it makes a much more interesting look.nice work with the bread boards too.
 

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Beautiful table all around - the wood, the location of the sap wood & wood placement, the craftsmenship, the design of the table, and the finish. Very nice work.
 

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Great job. It's beautiful.
 

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Great looking table. I remember cutting off all the sap wood in the past., working with the rest. Things have changed. Impressive build.
 

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A beautiful table and it looks nice in the room. I like seeing the hand tools for the mortising. Air dried walnut works great with hand tools. Enjoy!
 

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As I just said on another project….
Beautiful work, I love walnut table tops, actually walnut anything
 

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Beautiful. Very neat to be able to use the downed tree in such a project - will be a family treasure.
 
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