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Walnut and maple table

comments (4) February 13th, 2010 in Reader's Gallery

DougStowe Doug Stowe, Contributing author
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Walnut and maple table with rocks. Made with wedged mortise and tenon joints and sliding dovetails.
Walnut and maple table, end view
Walnut and maple table with rocks. Made with wedged mortise and tenon joints and sliding dovetails. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Walnut and maple table with rocks. Made with wedged mortise and tenon joints and sliding dovetails.

Photo: Doug Stowe

This walnut and maple table is made entirely with wedged mortise and tenon joints, with the exception of the attachment of the top. The two haves of the walnut top slide from the front and back onto sliding dovetail stretchers. The inlaid rocks cover small defects in the surface of the top. The natural waney edge of the walnut top adds beauty and character.


Design or Plan used: My own design - Doug Stowe

posted in: Reader's Gallery, table, walnut, maple, mortise and tenon, inlaid rocks, waney edge, sliding dovetails, wedged


Comments (4)

Jurgen01 Jurgen01 writes: Beautifully done. I really like the design and the materials. Great table!
Posted: 6:52 pm on February 16th

bduffin104 bduffin104 writes: Very handsome! I've used deer antler, brass, copper, and carbon fiber with some of my woodwork but never rocks. Clever.
Posted: 9:58 pm on February 15th

DougStowe DougStowe writes: It is finished in Deft Danish Oil, and with a final coat of MinWax satin urethane spray on the top surface for protection from wear.
Posted: 10:35 am on February 14th

Woodsmithy Woodsmithy writes: It's beautiful table Doug. I love maple and walnut together. What is the finish?
Posted: 11:08 pm on February 13th

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