Walnut live edge dining table

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Project by WoodLe posted 11-29-2014 08:51 PM 6934 views 22 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I actually started this table a couple years ago when I cut the slab from a large walnut log I acquired. The other slabs have long been sold. I left it air dry for probably a year or more and then finished drying it in my solar kiln. Then I was sitting in my shop for awhile before I finally go around to finishing it. The slab started out 3” thick then planned down to 2 7/16 inches thick. All checks and any bark inclusions were filled with West Systems epoxy mixed with sanding dust to color it. After everything was filled it was sanded to 100 grit up to 1200 grit. (going through 8 different grits) Then it was finished with several coats of Odies Oil. I fabricated the custom steel base in my Dad’s metal working shop that I work at and then got it powder coated a flat textured black.

-- Wooster, Ohio

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#1 posted 11-29-2014 09:12 PM

That slab is an awesome find. How do you plane such a large piece down?

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#2 posted 11-29-2014 09:57 PM

Planned down with a 52” wide triple head Time Saver.

-- Wooster, Ohio

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#3 posted 11-29-2014 10:31 PM

That is a beautiful table!I really want to try a big project like a table soon!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain

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#5 posted 11-30-2014 12:16 AM

The slab is great. I love live edge projects like yours

-- I have to remember this is a hobby..

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#6 posted 11-30-2014 01:12 AM

Beautiful slab and an excellent job on the base (and I don’t usually like the metal bases).

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 11-30-2014 03:53 AM

Fantastic looking slab. Thanks for the close up of the figure in it. Well done on the base as well : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 11-30-2014 06:41 AM

Eye Candy !

I like the base as well and I usually don’t like them either. Good choice on the finish (both).

-- Groveland, CA.

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#9 posted 11-30-2014 02:38 PM

looks great

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#10 posted 11-30-2014 04:06 PM

Very nice table! Great wood and metal working

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#11 posted 11-30-2014 04:51 PM

Gorgeous! Like calisdad I’m not the biggest fan of metal bases but this one is awesome and really compliments the slab well.

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#12 posted 11-30-2014 06:11 PM


-- Billy Long Island, NY

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#13 posted 11-30-2014 07:53 PM

beautiful walnut! A slab that big and that thick has to be extremely heavy though!

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#14 posted 11-30-2014 09:27 PM

Beautiful slab! Great work on the base I really like that design.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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#15 posted 11-30-2014 09:31 PM

Those people have said it all!
But, I can sum in one word!


-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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