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Black Walnut Coffee Table

comments (7) July 16th, 2010 in Reader's Gallery

MarkFoster MarkFoster, member
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Underside showing the attachment

This is a black walnut coffee table I made for my girlfriend. I used lumber from Dan Hudock who is local to Phila area to make this. The top is book matched slabs of 5/4 stock with the sapwood left in center with butterfly joints. The butterflies are more for looks than functional I think, but it all seems to work. All the rest of piece was from same tree as to match. Never really learned how to veneer so just use the thick stuff. i cut the 3" x 3" legs into three sections to get that curved runner to go all the way through. The top is attached via slotted pieces of walnut as to allow that monster top to move without killing the frame. Its a great piece in my living room.

Design or Plan used: My own design

posted in: Reader's Gallery, table, modern, arts and crafts, walnut, tenons, coffee table, black wlanut

Comments (7)

axisdon axisdon writes: Are dimensions available? I love the design….plan on building it soon as weather warms up for my son's living room…I would like to know also if the butterfly inserts go all the way through. Any information would be most helpful….thanks a lot.
Posted: 5:04 pm on January 28th

lclement4 lclement4 writes: Beautiful. I too, like the floating table top.
Posted: 5:21 pm on March 17th

wingednut wingednut writes: This is a great looking table. I love the suspended look of the top.
Posted: 3:16 pm on July 23rd

kenrup kenrup writes: Nicely done! I do hope she appreciated it.
Posted: 7:10 pm on February 10th

Jurgen01 Jurgen01 writes: This is a great table. Very nicely done!
Posted: 10:14 am on July 20th

HudocksHardwoods HudocksHardwoods writes: Turned out great. Love the base and of course the wood!
Posted: 1:04 pm on July 18th

garyprott garyprott writes: What is that table doing in your living room? You said it was for your girlfriend. Did you marry her? (smile) Nice work on that table. Really like those curved runners.
Posted: 8:39 am on July 17th

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