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I'm getting ready to embark on the scariest project I've done so far: a myrtlewood slab coffee table.

I'm not sure if I am going to end up turning legs on my midi lathe and going for something like this:


Or something more like this:


Right now though, I'm trying to find a wood that will go well with the myrtlewood. If I buy myrtlewood stock, this will become an outrageously expensive project. I was thinking something along the lines of walnut, but why not tap into the knowledge and experience of this forum?
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I like the second picture for legs. No input on wood. I'm still use inexpensive stuff..
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I would use taper legs on that slab

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First picture for a coffee table second picture for a kitchen table would be my vote.

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Ok.... I think I miscommunicated.

I am really looking for ideas on species for legs. I don't have enough myrtle for the legs.

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Ok.... I think I miscommunicated.

I am really looking for ideas on species for legs. I don't have enough myrtle for the legs.

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Mongony would look great

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Where do you live and how long will the legs be? If they are less then 24" a LFRB only costs $16 to ship in the US. 24"x12x 3". you could have myrtle for not much?? Plus where you are at would determine what would be cheapest best wood.
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What is an LFRB?
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Oh - I live in WA near the Seattle area
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Large Flat Rate Box- US Post office Priority mail. LFR is 12x12x5 1/2 and a LFRGameBox is 24 x12x 3 You could get 4 3x3 legsx 24" shipped to you from anywhere in the US for $16. If you want myrtle-craigslist/Oregon coast/ materials. It is there.
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I also do not like the first tables legs- look flimsy and just not right with top. Wrong style- just an opinion though. Live edge legs would look better. walnut live edge- doug fir top- bench I made for son. Remember though- just another thought. Myrtle will make nice top........
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I also do not like the first tables legs- look flimsy and just not right with top. Wrong style- just an opinion though. Live edge legs would look better. walnut live edge- doug fir top- bench I made for son. Remember though- just another thought. Myrtle will make nice top........
100% agree with the OLD Couger here he make a good point for ya

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100% agree with the OLD Couger here he make a good point for ya

Old coger not couger- I do not want to infringe on your pussy cat billing.........
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I told ya canny spell

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