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Maple Live Edge Table

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Maple Live Edge TableMy son and his girlfriend purchased their first home. I built this maple table for their dining area. The table is 36” wide and 72” long. The top is made from two live edge maple slabs (originally about 2 1/4 inches thick) Unfortunately each slab had quite a twist.To maximize the final thickness after flattening I had to cut them down and re-glue them. The top ended up at about 1 3/4” thick. The legs can be removed from the tabletop to facilitate transportation. The legs are attached to the tabletop using 1/4 20 threaded inserts and bolts. The holes in the top rail have been elongated to allow for movement of the tabletop. Each leg section is joined with a through mortise with a wedged tenon. I added the diagonal brace t p the bottom stretcher to prevent racking. It is also attached with threaded inserts and bolts. The table is finished with OSMO oil wax finish.



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Kindergarten prize box

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Kindergarten prize boxMy 15 year old son and I just finished this box to hold the achievement prizes for my wife's kindergarten classes. Made from cedar with an OSB bottom.



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Door

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DoorSorry for the upside down pics. Made a screen door for some friends of mine. Turned out okay in the end I think but really kicked my butt. Doors are hard.



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