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Wood working enthusiast that enjoys large and small wood projects that incorporate intricate and challenging build methods. Love working with wood as a stress reliever and the overall appreciation of hand crafted materials. Walnut is a personal favorite but also greatly working with other exotic woods like leopard and zebra wood.

-- Brian, Pennsylvania

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#1 posted 01-17-2019 02:55 PM

Hey everyone

I’m building a live edge slab black walnut dining table for my wife as an anniversary gift. (48’‘W x 76’‘L x 1.5’‘T) I decided to ensure the wood would be less likely to buckle or twist by slotting the wood and adding recessed C-channel iron to the underside to help create a rigid substructure to the body of the wood by using 4 threaded inserts per iron channel.

My question is…..I am anticipating that the wood will still move and shift and flex, but I am contemplating also using epoxy to help fill in the voids around the channels and the iron to create a strong bond to the wood to give the C channel as much “bite” as possible to the table.

What are your thoughts on using epoxy or just let it go as is?

see the pics for details.

the channel is 2’’ wide and 9/16’’ deep. it was recessed 3/16’’ to sit flush with the wood surface.

I am using steel tubing as a frame for the legs and have large steel top plates to mount to the wood slab.

any feedback and thoughts on this would be greatly helpful

thanks

-- Brian, Pennsylvania

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