Live Edge Dining Table

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Project by DocsDesigns posted 02-01-2020 01:50 PM 981 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This monkeypod slab measures 92×44x2. Coming in at a little over 210 lbs, it needed quite the sturdy foundation to rest on. We used a previous base design as inspiration and added some strength to it in the form of an additional half lapped stretcher. With steel brackets attaching it to the slab, this base is rock solid.

The slab itself was flattened, sanded to 220 and 2 coats of Rubio Monocoat Pure were used. It was stabilized with 36” steel c-channel from underneath on both ends.

We delivered to the client yesterday evening and, needless to say, they were very pleased.

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#1 posted 02-01-2020 02:25 PM

Those legs look fantastic….that joynery….table top is especialy good!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 02-01-2020 02:58 PM

Nice job. I agree simply because they are actually woodworking legs, with real joinery, and not some cheesy hairpin whatever. This is an A+ to show off a very nice live edge slab top. Plus awesome support for the weight involved.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#3 posted 02-01-2020 04:23 PM

Yah nice job designing a base that matches scale of the slab and is up to supporting it. That is one heavy table that looks great.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 02-01-2020 07:06 PM

In the first and last photos it looks like you can still see the saw marks??? Is it just the lighting or angle of the pic?

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#5 posted 02-02-2020 12:52 AM

wow what an awesome table,i love monkey pod and the base goes real well with the slab.

-- 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 02-02-2020 03:41 AM

Beautiful grain and table. Your leg set-up is also second to none. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#7 posted 02-02-2020 02:39 PM

Nice job, the base for the table fits that massive top. Great piece!

-- Rich

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