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    A Pair of Spalted Maple Side Tables

    There wasn't a whole lot of woodworking involved in these...chainsaw some slabs from a log, lots of sanding, drilling 3 holes slanted 15 degrees and applying some oil. The legs are 1/2" rebar. Total height is 20" and the maple slabs are about 13" in diameter. I just noticed I only have pictures of one of them......you'll have to trust me that there are 2 of them.

    They were supposed to be 3 of them and used out on the patio, but the boss now wants just the 2 in the living room as side tables. Which means I now have another project...make a patio table out of cedar to match our new privacy fence.
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    Nice The rebar for the legs is a great idea
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    Jeff said, "...
    They were supposed to be 3 of them and used out on the patio, but the boss now wants just the 2 in the living room as side tables. Which means I now have another project...make a patio table out of cedar to match our new privacy fence."

    To which, I reply, "Ah yes."

    Enjoy (and don't drop a table on your toe),
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    Oh, the humanity! Think of all the bowls and hollow forms that were lost in the making those tables!

    Nice job, JB.
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    Great idea Jeff. It doesn't look like that maple cookie is gonna split either. Nice!

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    yep first thing I thought of was why would you turn them nice bowls into tables. LOL

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    how do you keep the cookies from splitting i got a guy wanting to do that with some maple that has some ambrosia in it and wants them to stay together..
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    Thanks guys...not sure how they haven't cracked, just dumb luck I guess. It was standing dead for many years and cut down last summer to 3 ft logs. No sealer on the ends either just stuck it in the back yard.

    Oh and don't worry about bowls...I got almost the whole tree!! 😀

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