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Title: Spalted maple table
Post by: 21incher on December 01, 2013, 11:17:44 PM
 Here is a table I built using some spalted maple cut from my yard. The base was made of cherry, but it did not go well with the maple so I painted it black. I had many large planks but they cupped and twisted while drying so it is only good for small projects.
 

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Post by: pasbuild on December 02, 2013, 01:11:40 AM
AWESOME
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Post by: WDH on December 02, 2013, 07:21:08 AM
Perfect spalt.  Very beautiful table. 
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Post by: Magicman on December 02, 2013, 08:15:59 AM
That is very nice  !!   :)
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Post by: justallan1 on December 02, 2013, 08:33:58 AM
WOW! Very nice.

Allan
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Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on December 02, 2013, 09:27:09 AM
Your talents combined with Mother Nature are dangerous!  :D

BEAUTIFUL!
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Post by: mesquite buckeye on December 02, 2013, 09:47:49 AM
Love it! :o ;D 8) 8) 8)
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Post by: thecfarm on December 02, 2013, 09:49:44 AM
The black makes your eyes enjoy the table top that much more.Good idea!!!
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Post by: Deese on December 02, 2013, 03:55:43 PM
Absolutely Gorgeous!
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Post by: 21incher on December 02, 2013, 06:36:12 PM
Thanks everyone. I had the spalted log and some others sawn by a local sawyer with a Woodmizer about 4 years ago and when I saw the beautiful spalting in the lumber as it came off his mill I said to myself that someday I will own a mill to allow me to look inside of logs for unique pieces of lumber. It is funny how small events can influence your future.
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Post by: mmartone on December 02, 2013, 09:45:13 PM
Very pretty...
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Post by: Farmerjw on December 02, 2013, 10:43:22 PM
Those black legs just enhance and compliment the table top.  Man that is one top notch table, the only thing that would be better, another one for the other side of the couch or chair!!!! 8)
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Post by: jamesamd on December 02, 2013, 11:25:11 PM
Words fail Me,Gahhhhhha.
I'll take 2.  ;D

Jim
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Post by: ron barnes on December 03, 2013, 08:29:22 AM
Love the spalt. 
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Post by: ET on December 03, 2013, 09:57:38 AM
Absolutely a fine job.  Your layout of the spalt is perfect!  What did you seal it with or what finish did you use?  Ernie
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Post by: Axe Handle Hound on December 03, 2013, 12:21:39 PM
I agree that the black base really sets off the spalt lines in the top.  Very nicely done.  How did you attach the legs to the center post?  Sliding dovetails?
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Post by: m wood on December 03, 2013, 03:43:48 PM
oh man, nice piece of maple and nice work indeed.  I say the same about the black base, looks great together.  I can see why you said, and I have said the same in the past, about why some boards prompted me to become a mill owner.
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Post by: 21incher on December 03, 2013, 05:05:31 PM
Those black legs just enhance and compliment the table top.  Man that is one top notch table, the only thing that would be better, another one for the other side of the couch or chair!!!! 8)
I already built a set of end tables and a coffee table with figured cherry walnut & ash so one was enough.
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Post by: 21incher on December 03, 2013, 05:08:02 PM
I agree that the black base really sets off the spalt lines in the top.  Very nicely done.  How did you attach the legs to the center post?  Sliding dovetails?
They were attached with sliding dovetails from the bottom plus epoxy cement because they were a little loose.
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Post by: 21incher on December 03, 2013, 05:12:01 PM
Absolutely a fine job.  Your layout of the spalt is perfect!  What did you seal it with or what finish did you use?  Ernie
I wound up using 3 coats of polyurethane on all sides that helped to flatten the grain and smooth it out. The wood was so unstable that I was afraid to use oil on it.
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Post by: Red Good on December 04, 2013, 12:32:02 AM
Very very nice work .