Live Edge tables

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Project by bigJohninvegas posted 08-24-2019 10:17 PM 1254 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Back in 2017, I had an opportunity to take a class on working with live edge slabs. I had decided on tables for my family room, but had a very hard time with a design that my wife also liked. My wife seemed to think Live edge would give our home to much of a cabin feel. In the end she found a table on pinterest that she liked. It has the live edge, but she said not to rustic. So that set the style of the project.
The tables are made from Alligator Juniper, with Walnut legs.
The first three tables, (two end tables, and a sofa table) were made in the class back in 2017.
The three table tops are from a single slab. About 1.75” thick. And the lower shelf was from two thin boards that I was able to book match.

Then just a couple weeks ago, 8/2019, I finished the fourth and final table. A entertainment/ TV stand.
Made from the same wood. The lower shelf was in rough shape, and took a fair amount of epoxy to fill in the voids.

So back up to 2017. All I had was a pinterest photo that was a dead end link. Just as I finished the fourth table, and was responding to another forum here on LJ about live edge work. I stumbled across the photo that had inspired this whole project. This time that photo took me to Corey Morgan Wood works.
Here is a link to his Instagram, and contact info. He is a full time woodworker, and turning out some amazing work.
And here is a photo of his table that inspired it all.

-- John

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#1 posted 08-25-2019 01:16 AM

i love rustic live edge stuff so this fills my heart big john,very nice .

-- 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 08-25-2019 01:26 AM

Nice tables John, and thank you for making wooden legs for them.

Thanks for posting.

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#3 posted 08-25-2019 05:27 AM

I like the way the walnut legs look leading into the juniper. Nice work!


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#4 posted 08-25-2019 07:56 AM

Alligator juniper, sounds and looks amazing.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#5 posted 08-25-2019 09:46 AM

Nice work. Good of you to point out Cory Morgan. Congrats on DT3

-- Petey

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#6 posted 08-25-2019 08:42 PM

Nice tables John, and thank you for making wooden legs for them.

Thanks for posting.

- therealSteveN

Yes, wooden legs. I see a lot of metal being used. And some is not bad looking, but none of it fits in my home.

Alligator juniper, sounds and looks amazing.

- wildwoodbybrianjohns

Alligator Juniper, This wood came out of the four corners area of New Mexico.
Only Standing dead trees can be harvested, and only during a short cut season per the forest service.
The tree the three smaller tables were made from actually died in a forest fire.
The fire damaged one side of the tree. So the photos in my post show the clean side.
The back side still has fire damage. I decided to leave it to tell the story of this wood.
My wife likes to rearrange the room every no and then. Depending on how we move things, the fire burned side sometimes shows.

Nice work. Good of you to point out Cory Morgan. Congrats on DT3

- Peteybadboy

Yes thank you. I had been thinking about posting the first three tables. And was going to use the anonymous pinterest photo with it. Give design credit the best I could. Then decided to hold off while I made the fourth table. Just pure luck I stumbled upon the web site. I did contact him before posting his contact info.
Check out his instagram link. I find his work amazing.

Thank you all for looking, and the nice comments.

-- John

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#7 posted 08-26-2019 12:24 AM

Great wood color combination and I really like what you did with the legs.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#8 posted 08-28-2019 03:14 PM

fantastic, love the live edge. keep up the great work!!!

-- frankie v

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