Walnut Slab Table

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Project by PoohBaah posted 07-08-2017 02:26 PM 1596 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a walnut slab table that I built last fall. I rushed it trying to get it finished before I had surgery and laid up for 6 months and I am regretting it a little now. It is beautiful and it is functional but there is some wave in it that you can see in the first picture on one end and in the last picture you can see that it has a tiny bit of bow. its just not as level as I would have liked it to be.

I leveled it with a router setup since each half is 20” and I only have a 13” planer. The bow-ties are oak and I am very proud of them since it was the first time I had ever attempted doing any work like this and I feel they game out really well. It comes in at 96” long as well.

The base is reclaimed oak from a barn on my wife’s grandparents farm that was being torn down. I scavenged onto a lot of old oak from that. We need end tables next and the oak will be the main ingredient.

Maybe once I have my new shop built I will take it back out and rework it to make it nice and level. I dont know only time will tell.

Thanks for looking.

-- Neil, Indiana - Instagram: neilsalomon

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#1 posted 07-08-2017 07:30 PM

I think it looks great. Nice butterflies.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#2 posted 07-08-2017 08:54 PM

I don’t know man it looks pretty damn good from my computer screen,your butter flies are spot on and with the style of base you have a little wave fits right in.and besides a few imperfections show it was hand made.if you want perfection go to ikea right-lol.i think its a beautiful table you should be proud of.

-- 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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#3 posted 07-10-2017 10:51 AM

LOVE the use of the contrasting butterflies! Show ‘em off!


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#4 posted 07-13-2017 10:17 PM

Looks great and it’s not mass produced like some junk furniture – some imperfections only go to further show that. Nice work!

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#5 posted 07-13-2017 10:31 PM

Wow beautiful.

So few of these aren’t live-edge botch-jobs.

Well done.

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#6 posted 07-13-2017 10:32 PM

Also don’t sweat the wave. It’s handmade!

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#7 posted 07-26-2017 10:25 PM

The wave is where anyone who complains sits. Anything spilled will run directly into their lap and…well…you spill a lot. The bow ensures an ergonomic eating posture where one can more easily get to the other side of their plate.

Its a beautiful table and anyone who says otherwise gets to sit at the wave.

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