Ideas for Second Project?


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Okay! I dont know if this is the right thread for this, but im going to go with it.  So after my disaster of a first project with the bench with framing wood/ soft.  :)  i found a guy in town who sells all hardwoods. Mills it and works with farmers and loggers. Supposedly hes kind of the guy in town i guess.  He has a crack-load of stacks of wood drying out, and a kiln, so hes always turning out dry wood.  Anyway off topic, I went over there and found a piece that caught my eye.  Now at first i was thinking about doing a river epoxy table with it.  I don't know if that's frowned upon here haha.  But I love the look of it so much i don't want to cut it.  Id rather make a base for a bench or coffee table with it.  Something that has a more natural look.  Its a piece of walnut 2" thick around 10-14"x 49" .  Anyway any ideas would be appreciated.  I'm sure someone has seen a project before that could create a spark. Thanks for your time.wood2.thumb.jpeg.8c62e86a6b7034b83467f55788e7ff69.jpegwood.thumb.jpeg.7e6fcbeeed36276dd70336672369b503.jpeg  

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That is a lovely slab of walnut! As-is, it appears to be a good size for a sofa / hall / console table, sort of long and narrow. Rick's photo is a good example, all you need is a base, and a good finish to make that gorgeous.

Google "George Nakashima" to see some base designs that would look great under that as a live-edged slab.

Or, trim away the sapwood, and make it more traditional. Honestly, though, I love the look of that slab as it is.

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13 hours ago, treeslayer said:

Beautiful slab, I’m thinking coffee table , but please don’t screw on metal hairpin legs, I hate those and the slab would cry uncontrollably 

Haha i think beefy legs are the way to go for things.  I think coffee table might have to be it.  There really aren't other uses for it unless im willing to cut it.

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Go back to your supplier, and get another 2" thick chunk, and you have legs, then you're gonna need apron material, that should be 4/4.  Soften the ends, too square, looks out of place with that natural edge.  Then, there's always an entry table.  it was made with curly Cherry, as was the bench I showed in the first response.

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5 hours ago, RichardA said:

Go back to your supplier, and get another 2" thick chunk, and you have legs, then you're gonna need apron material, that should be 4/4.  Soften the ends, too square, looks out of place with that natural edge.  Then, there's always an entry table.  it was made with curly Cherry, as was the bench I showed in the first response.

that is a beautiful cherry piece! Very nice.  Yea i def cant make something like that.  Maybe down the road when i have some more know how.  Love it tho

 

 

 

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