Maple Live Edge Table

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Project by Woodbridge posted 09-27-2020 10:16 PM 767 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son and his girlfriend purchased their first home. I built this maple table for their dining area. The table is 36” wide and 72” long. The top is made from two live edge maple slabs (originally about 2 1/4 inches thick) Unfortunately each slab had quite a twist.

To maximize the final thickness after flattening I had to cut them down and re-glue them. The top ended up at about 1 3/4” thick. The legs can be removed from the tabletop to facilitate transportation. The legs are attached to the tabletop using 1/4 20 threaded inserts and bolts. The holes in the top rail have been elongated to allow for movement of the tabletop. Each leg section is joined with a through mortise with a wedged tenon. I added the diagonal brace t p the bottom stretcher to prevent racking. It is also attached with threaded inserts and bolts. The table is finished with OSMO oil wax finish.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#1 posted 09-27-2020 11:31 PM

Looks really nice, love the tressel ends. Great job.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#2 posted 09-27-2020 11:44 PM

Nice job—hay rake-ish?

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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#3 posted 09-28-2020 12:34 AM

That is one nice table! I don’t think most people realize how hard it is to get all those joints lined up just right. Great Work!!!!

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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#4 posted 09-28-2020 12:53 AM

Beautiful table. Love the live edge and the thru tenons on the legs look awesome.

-- RKWoods

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#5 posted 09-28-2020 01:33 AM

Great looking table and fantastic joinery. Well done!

-- Galootish log blog,

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#6 posted 09-28-2020 01:50 AM

Looks really nice, love the tressel ends. Great job.

- Eric


-- Pete

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#7 posted 09-28-2020 02:51 PM

What a beautiful “made-with-love” housewarming gift Peter! Well done!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#8 posted 09-28-2020 06:16 PM

Looks really nice, love the tressel ends. Great job.

- Eric

Me too – trestles are my favorite table design. This piece will last indefintely…

-- Bstrom

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#9 posted 09-28-2020 06:39 PM

Very very nice!

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#10 posted 09-28-2020 07:20 PM

Show off! You have some skills. Love the under structure. How did you make the circle with the stamped letters with the date etc?

Really great table. Thanks for posting

-- Petey

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#11 posted 09-28-2020 09:32 PM

Very handsome table.
Looks great. Thanks for posting.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#12 posted 09-28-2020 11:39 PM

Thanks everyone for the kind comments.

The lettering was done with letter punch stamps. I used a compass to define two circles to line up the individual letter and number punches

Then used a branding iron for the lettering in the middle of the circle

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#13 posted 09-29-2020 12:47 PM

Nice looking piece of craftsmanship Peter.
I like the very detailed design and overall look .


-- Kiefer

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#14 posted 09-30-2020 04:37 PM

Good looking table!


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