1st Project on the Other Woodworking Site

This was finished April 2020 the start of the infamous Virus.  Transferred from LJ today.  Pottz was making comments of the beautiful "Shipwright" box I received in the Box Swap being relegated to the guest bedroom, that was in my Lagniappe project on this site.  It now resides in the living room of the Washington home on top of this coffee table.  It normally sits alone on the table but noticed today DW had moved it.

After living with the table for over 3 years now wish I had made it longer there was enough of the slab that it could have been 5 feet long rather that the 50" it became.

Project Information
This is my first Covid-19 project. #2 & #3 started.

Live edge maple coffee table. Got the wood from my MIL's cousin who cut the slab with an Alaskan Mill maybe 10 to 12 years ago, he knew what he was doing and sealed the ends. He had a company sand with 80 grit but not surface planed soon after cutting into planks.

Dale (cousin) is getting on in years and decided to give to family members.

My access to real shop equipment was limited due to C-19. So sanded with random orbital sander, cut ends square with a worm drive skill saw and straight edge with a sharp blade.

Finish process was 2 coats of Zinser's de-waxed shellac (should have been more), 4 or more coats of Minwax wipe on poly sanded between.

daveg, SW Washington & AZ

well what can i say, i love live edge furniture. nice work dave and yeah im glad to see that beautiful box is out for all to admire.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Beautiful project and a great way to show off a stunning slab.
Nice table! It’s an honour to have my little box featured on it.

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

Nice table!!

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - https://timetestedtools.net and https://diy.timetestedtools.net

Nicely done

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Looks good Dave.

Nice job


You did a great job for not having the tools you are used to working with. Great looking table.

.................. John D....................

Very wild looking grain, Beautiful job on this.
Beautiful table, Dave! I love the natural edge. That gives me an idea on some slabs I just received!!

Cheers, Jim

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day