Base/leg suggestion for a natural edged Ambrosia Maple coffee table

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Forum topic by Roosey posted 08-24-2018 11:13 AM 461 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-24-2018 11:13 AM

Topic tags/keywords: ambrosia maple coffee table

I have this beautiful piece of Ambrosia maple that is about 6/4×26” x 12’ that is natural edge on both edges that I would love to make a coffee table for my wife for Christmas. I am stumped on an idea for the base or legs for this table. I don’t want something too contemporary. You guys have any suggestions? I could really use some advise. Any thoughts or pictures would be greatly apprecaited.

-- Ken, Harrisburg, Pa

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#1 posted 08-24-2018 11:53 AM

I think you answered your own question, being stumped and all :-)

Aside from that though I think a trestle base looks good with live edge tops. Will the base be painted or natural? If natural maybe you could incorporate some live edge into it somewhere

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#2 posted 08-24-2018 03:04 PM

Anything but hairpin. I am so sick of hairpin legs. Either a wooden framework that doesn’t detract from the top, or look around for a blacksmith to do custom work for you.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#3 posted 08-24-2018 03:36 PM

I agree. I’m not interested in hairpin, but not really into any metal either. I’m thinking some kind of wood base.

-- Ken, Harrisburg, Pa

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#4 posted 08-24-2018 03:56 PM

Google George Nakashima, here is an example for inspiration.

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#5 posted 08-24-2018 06:00 PM

Rough Cut did an episode this year with a wooden base.

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#6 posted 08-24-2018 07:18 PM

12’ is a long coffee table. You have enough material to do waterfall on one or even both ends.

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