Parota Live Edge Slab Dining Table

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Project by Duder22 posted 05-02-2019 03:52 AM 1562 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We were moving into a new house and needed a new dining table so I decided to make one. I found this amazing Parota slab at a local wood shop and knew it would be great. It’s 8’ long x 45” wide and 2” thick. It was in amazing condition with only a few knots needing a small amount of epoxy to fill. I finished it with Waterlox to harden and waterproof it for everyday use. The base is 2×4 steel tube I painted with spray on truck bed liner.

I had a lot of fun with this project including finding out how irritating Parota dust is.

Overall, I’m really happy with the way it turned out and we hopefully will get a ton of use out of it.

-- -Joe, If we weren't all crazy, we would go insane. -JB

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#1 posted 05-02-2019 05:52 AM

Such an amazing piece. Speechless. Just one word, I would like to say “FABULOUS”.

-- "beautiful things dont ask for attention"

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#2 posted 05-02-2019 12:39 PM

Wow!! Nice

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#3 posted 05-02-2019 01:22 PM

that is an outstanding piece of furniture, great finish

-- 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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#4 posted 05-02-2019 01:34 PM

Wooof! That is quite an amazing piece of wood and great work to do it justice.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 05-02-2019 02:08 PM

yeah as said that is a gorgeous table.dont think ive heard of anyone using truck bed liner before,interesting use.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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#6 posted 05-03-2019 12:47 AM


-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#7 posted 05-03-2019 02:26 PM

That’s an amazing piece of wood, nice use for it!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#8 posted 05-06-2019 05:04 AM

That is really nice well done.

-- Don't tell me it can't be done.

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#9 posted 08-07-2019 04:03 AM

Wow…What a unique piece. Do you have any tutorial where you teach about the woodworking projects, especially router table plans?

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