Parota live edge dining table

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Project by MSG posted 11-02-2019 05:01 PM 813 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found this beautiful live edge slab at my lumber store. I never worked with live edge slabs, especially this large. I never heard of parota wood before, but fell in love with the beautiful grain. It was 112” long X 43-48 ” wide X 3” thick! It weighed 320 lbs. It was delivered and placed on the front porch where I worked on finishing the slab. I filled in the cracks with Mirror Cast. I sanded and finished with General Finish Seal A Cell and Arm R Seal semi gloss. The legs were custom made by Symmetry Hardware of Portland, OR. It took 4 people to bring the finished slab from the porch into the dining room and placed on the legs. Great learning experience! Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 11-02-2019 08:30 PM

Droool. That is amazing. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#2 posted 11-02-2019 10:01 PM

Absolutely perfect! I wish I had a place for a live edge table. That piece will last a lifetime.

-- Mike, Massachusetts

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#3 posted 11-02-2019 10:16 PM

Beautiful, beautiful wood!

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: The Big Bang: Nothing - exploded into Everything. Thanks to Nothing.

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#4 posted 11-03-2019 01:10 AM

Never heard of it either but it sure is beautiful wood…nice job!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#5 posted 11-03-2019 02:29 PM

Fantastic looking slab, your finishing efforts really paid off. I also like your stand/base, really keeps the focus on the top. Looks like it is floating even though it screams solid mass 8^)

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#6 posted 11-03-2019 02:40 PM

Thank you, Swirt, mike02719, wildwoodbybrianjohns, BusterB, andsplintergroup.
This table is not in MY house. It is a wedding anniversary present to my daughter and son-in-law. They just moved into a new home and they wanted a large dining table.
When I researched the wood, it is usually found from central Mexico south to northern Brazil and Venezuela.

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#7 posted 11-03-2019 03:37 PM

That table is beautiful.

If you don’t mind sharing, how much is a slab like that worth? I’ve never seen anything that large in a store before.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#8 posted 11-03-2019 04:36 PM

I have always liked live edge things.

YOUR Table is a PRIME example of why I do!

Somewhere on the top side od A+A+A+ work!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#9 posted 11-03-2019 07:50 PM

I paid $9.00/BF 106BF $955 at CrossCut in Portland OR

Thank you, ralbuck!

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#10 posted 11-03-2019 08:11 PM

Great job with an absolutely gorgeous piece of wood.

-- Huh? Whadaya mean it ain't "measure once cut twice"?

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#11 posted 11-03-2019 09:22 PM

Thanks Mike

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#12 posted 11-04-2019 02:13 AM

Beautiful table. Nothing short of gorgeous top and I see why you couldn’t pass it up. Great job finishing.

-- AJ

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#13 posted 11-04-2019 10:04 AM

Thank you, AJ

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