California Coastal Live Oak Dining Table

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Project by highlander33 posted 05-19-2018 03:03 PM 1505 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished this new dining table the other day . Each piece I make is hand-crafted from the milling of the logs , to air-drying for 2 years at least and then solar kiln drying for a couple of months . Then comes the time of routing both sides of each slab to level . After this is done , the many hours of sanding to at least 320-400 grit until the beautiful grain is completely exposed and smooth to the touch. The final part of my process is layering several coats of Epoxy that not only protects the wood , but also enhances the incredible natural beauty of each custom piece . I also hand-craft the steel legs that come with each table. The Dimensions of the Table are: 71” in Length , 27” Wide , with a 2 ” Slab , overall Height of 30 1/2” off the ground .

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#1 posted 05-19-2018 04:01 PM

Love that epoxy finish, Makes wood glow for years. Nice work with the steel legs.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 05-19-2018 05:05 PM

You did a very nice job on this dining table.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 05-19-2018 06:36 PM

I also am a fan of the epoxy finish
Not easy to do but turns out great
Nice table !

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#4 posted 05-19-2018 07:35 PM

Beautiful Craftsmanship, I’m working on a couple like this now, And River tables

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#5 posted 05-19-2018 09:36 PM

Your wood selection is just outstanding, as is your finish.

May I humbly suggest that you consider a better fit for such a fabulous top. The metal legs just don’t do it for me.

-- Dale

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#6 posted 05-19-2018 11:49 PM

Consider a set of wood legs and see how it changes its appearance, reminds me of the industrial style

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#7 posted 05-20-2018 01:08 AM

A real piece of work. Alot of time and effort but wow what a end result.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#8 posted 05-20-2018 04:53 AM

Nice job. That piece of Live Oak looks almost painful. Any thoughts on a Bowtie or 2 on the splits? Or do you think it will do fine as is. That is one tough looking piece of wood, and I say that in the most loving way.

Congrats on a top 3 build, and thanks for posting it.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#9 posted 05-20-2018 10:27 AM

Beautiful table – great finish choice

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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