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Posting this for Cronk - He built this for a "friend of the shop". The slab is Black Walnut from a tree cut some 30 odd years ago. The top is floated about ½", the base has an 8 degree taper to compliment the top. The stretcher is also a live edge piece with a through mortise & tenon. It looks great, he did a wonderful job!

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Great looking chunk of walnut! Beautiful Table.
 

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This is real nice. Love the rustic/natural look.

When you say "the top is floated…" what do you mean by floated?
 

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Thanks all - Dennis, this is Cronkman's project all the way - if it is rustic or "artsy" my brain shorts out, but even I admit that his vision paid off

Bryano - not sure what it weighs, but you don't want to pick it up by yourself! (maybe 160 awkward pounds or so)

Dadoo - We ran cross pieces on the long stretchers and "lifted" the top off the stretchers and runners 1/2 inch. From certain views, this gives the illusion that the top is "floating".
 

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Wow! That looks great. Should last for centuries.
 

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I must agree!!! That is a good looking table. The "friend of the shop" is very lucky.
 

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Dang.
Nice table.
 

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Love this table. Stick a bowtie on that check and you'd have a George Nakashima for sure. Beautiful piece Cronk.
 

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Atta Boy, Cronk. Good show
 

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gorgious table, absoulutely beautiful. Nothing more can be said. You have out done anything on these pages as far as I'm concerned. mike
 

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I was thinking the same thing, Chip.

That crack is just asking for a butterfly patch or two…
 

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Beautiful table. I like it, but would hate to have to move it around the living room. My wife is always "rearranging the furniture" :)). Nice work.
 

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might be wise to put casters on it! Hah!

What a great piece - pass that on to Cronk!
 

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sweet!!!
 

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Wonderful job on the table, really like it!!
 

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Yes I like the table, looks great and chunky, good job
 

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Flat awesome table!
 

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Wonderful job-beautiful table!
 

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I appreciate the wonderful comments on the table. In many cases - as many of you know - the wood dictates what is to be done with it. Schroeder says he has no "artsy " interest but I would not be with out his "eye and intuitive feel for how things should go together. some day when he is "older and wiser" he will realize that he has a feel for the good life also. Could not do without his "young" wisdom and judgment in the Gnarley Wood shop
 
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