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Offline Jim Kirkpatrick

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Natural Edge Cherry Coffee Table
« on: January 30, 2020, 08:57 AM »
I just finished this cherry coffee table for my son's bachelor pad.  He wanted something less traditional and more modern.  I used 8/4 slab cherry that was only 15" wide but 8' long.  I ripped off one live edge, cut it in half and glued together.  The hard maple strips are an accent and give it some extra width and give it a modern look.  I covered some knots with a couple of bowties that I think are cocobolo.  I say think because I found a hunk in a shop drawer so I'm not sure.  It was my first time inlaying anything so it was a fun project.  I used some hairpin legs that I bought from Rockler.  He lives in MD so it will be easy to detach them for transport.
I don't have many build pictures but my TS75 saw was instrumental in ripping and crosscutting and my OF1400 router was used to freehand the rough removal for the bowties.
I used many coats of hand rubbed layers of semi-gloss Arm-R-Seal by General Finishes.





EDIT:  I did find a picture I took of me crosscutting the slab to size.  Years ago I had a mishap with my 55" rail where the saw jumped off the track during a plunge cut and destroyed the end of the rail.  I cut off the mangled end and find the remaining length to be quite useful for short cuts!




« Last Edit: January 30, 2020, 09:41 AM by Jim Kirkpatrick »

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Online Mike Goetzke

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Re: Natural Edge Cherry Coffee Table
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2020, 09:09 AM »
Very nice! I really like the maple/cocobolo accents and finish. You really nailed a modern look with this old slab.

Mike

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: Natural Edge Cherry Coffee Table
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2020, 09:18 AM »
Lovely job  [thumbs up]

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Natural Edge Cherry Coffee Table
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2020, 10:40 AM »
great job.
Now ya'll know why I dont post photos of my wood butchery here  [big grin]

Offline mike_aa

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Re: Natural Edge Cherry Coffee Table
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2020, 10:48 AM »
Very nicely done!  I especially like the finish.  It looks super!

Thank you for sharing!

Mike A.

Offline Vondawg

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Re: Natural Edge Cherry Coffee Table
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2020, 11:05 AM »
Nice job Jim thanks for the pics
There are no mistakes....just new designs.

Offline rvieceli

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Re: Natural Edge Cherry Coffee Table
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2020, 11:08 AM »
Very nice.

Ron