Maple slabs for restaurant

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Project by Greg Sherman posted 04-16-2018 04:41 PM 1082 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Lumberjocks
While up in mountains near Arnold CA last February with the gang, restaurant owner Grey Rollins (Rock Chef and Chopped contestant) and I picked out two large book-matched Maple slabs for his restaurant expansion. Each slab measures about 7 foot tall, they are about 32” at the widest and 22” at the narrowest. I tried to minimize material removal and keep the slabs nearly full size. The Bowtie table has five bowties installed; 4 are made from Purple Heart and the last one is Olive Wood. The Blue Lake table has powered dye added to the epoxy work. This feature makes the slabs pop. Each slab was rough-sawn on a bandsaw mill about two years prior to the purchase, they were dried to 12%. I router-planed them to about 2 inches, added all the epoxies and bowties and started the sanding through the progressions. at that point I applied three coats of Boiled Linseed Oil to each slab followed by three coats of wipe-on Poly U. Because the tables will be in a restaurant and subject to a little more were and tear I applied four coats of brush-on Poly U. I sanded with 320 between each and every coat. The slabs will be delivered to Belly Left Coast Kitchen next weekend.
Thanks for checking out the Belly Left Coast Kitchen tables.
Greg Sherman Designs, Brentwood CA

-- Greg, Brentwood CA

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#1 posted 04-16-2018 05:00 PM

They shuld make gorgeous tables!

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#2 posted 04-16-2018 06:57 PM

Damn, those look heavy. Very beautiful though. I dig it.

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#3 posted 04-16-2018 07:43 PM

nice what are you using for legs

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#4 posted 04-16-2018 07:50 PM

The owner of the restaurant has a welder on board for legs. I’m good with that.

-- Greg, Brentwood CA

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#5 posted 04-17-2018 02:32 PM

You cleaned those up nicely – they’ll look great in the restaurant!


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