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Waterfall coffee table

Discussion in 'Woodworkers' Completed Projects' started by Art Bunch, May 19, 2018.

  1. Art Bunch

    Art Bunch Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    I picked up a 2" thickX2'wideX60" long live edge slab of Ponderosa pine for free when buying some black walnut from a local supplier so I decided to try my hand with a waterfall table I had seen pictures for online and the end result wasn't too bad at all.
    I took 18" off one end at a 45-degree angle then made one more cut she was ready to rejoin itself. I used 1/2 inch dowels(3 sets of 3 spaced evenly apart) to help support the waterfall since it is the leg for that side I wanted it to be strong. Also, the bark is still on the live edge and it is finish nailed on, the supplier said the tree was taken in winter so that will help the bark to stay on.
    For the leg on the opposite end, I used pine which is painted to look like metal and is wrapped around the table and rabbeted into the top.
    Finally, I finished it with 5 coats of Minwax wipe on poly except for the bark on the live edge which recieved 5 coats of minwax fast drying spray on poly.

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    Nice looking table! I was wondering about the dowels you used, and how they are attached to support the waterfall leg. Chuck
     
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    DKMD Sawbones Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator Full Member

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    Nicely done! I like the way you handled the faux metal leg.
     
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    TimR Sawdust Engineer Full Member

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    That’s very nice. Also like the faux metal leg.
     
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    barry richardson Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    That's a handsome table! Looks like spongebob likes it too...
     
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    beautiful
     
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  7. Art Bunch

    Art Bunch Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Thanks and I used 1/2" dowel and drill holes that were at a 90 to the flat underside of the table but they were drilled into the surface of the 45 and I did 3 sets of 3(only because I have a dowel jig that does 3 at a time). But anyway I added a crude drawing to help ya see it. Thanks again

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    Art Bunch Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Thanks. Lol yea and my niece and nephew liked spongebob lol
     
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    Thanks! It's what I thought, but just couldn't see any evidence of dowels in the actual photo. Chuck
     
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    Beautiful table!
     
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  11. Art Bunch

    Art Bunch Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    I guess that's a good thing, right?LOL
     
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