Live Edge Bench / Coffee Table

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Project by PhillipRCW posted 10-25-2016 06:16 PM 1599 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In my woodworking experience, a story always has me more enthusiastic about a project. The story here actually made it kind of bittersweet. This bench is about as simple as it gets, but the wood behind it has a longer story.

This is the last slab from a cottonwood tree that was destroyed in the summer of 2013. We had a huge tornado sweep through Moore, Oklahoma (and a few other communities). It destroyed everything in its path including half of my neighborhood. Of course my luck required it to be the half I lived in. I found these trees the following summer after we moved back. The individual was still clearing debris from his land. I took everything I could get with a Uhaul and a hotshot trailer to a local saw mill and had it slabbed. This wood helped me kick start my woodworking business. The logs yielded some gorgeous pieces for various projects, but the last one I felt needed to be as simple as possible to really just highlight the beauty that came from such horrible destruction.

I hope you all like it.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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#1 posted 10-25-2016 07:47 PM

phillip whats not to like,i am huge lover of beautiful slab tables and this one is beautiful.metal legs are not my first choice but i understand your point behind this one.glad to hear your back on your feet and doing what you love.great job.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 10-26-2016 01:24 AM

Beautiful slab. Sorry to hear about how you acquired it, though.

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#3 posted 10-27-2016 05:27 AM

You can’t miss with live edge, especialy combined with metal legs.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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