Natural Edge Ash Table

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Project by Garrito posted 02-11-2021 09:34 PM 2301 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This live edge edge table was made from one ash board that was 2 1/2”x18“ x 11‘. It was cut in half and join by two rows of biscuits and glue. I was lucky the drying did not remove the bark! I was also pretty lucky with the flatness of the boards. When put together the table top was fairly flat – but to finish it off I made a long sanding device with a 6 inch sanding belt connected to a 4 foot board with handles and 2-10 pound weights on it. This is my “Armstrong hand operated table flattener”. this was a pretty good workout. 4 Walnut “Dutchmans” were inlayed over the epoxy filled cracks for esthetics.

The pedestals were turned out of splayed oak. The feet are made treated 4”x6”s, and glued with polyurethane glue for moisture concerns (outside use) The top was finished with three coats of epoxy and the base was finished with three coats of spar urethane.

The inspiration for the design of the base pedestals was from a Templar Knight table over 1500 years old.

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#1 posted 02-11-2021 11:42 PM

Beautiful! Very well done. Great finish. Will be loved for years to come…....

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 02-12-2021 01:07 AM

Nice table!!! The butterfly keys are a great touch.

-- "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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#3 posted 02-12-2021 02:33 AM

THat looks great. Nice work I like your sander too, thanks for sharing it.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 02-12-2021 03:08 AM


-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#5 posted 02-12-2021 02:09 PM

Very nice. I really like the bowtie inlays. I always wanted to attempt those. I may have to crack my perfectly good table just to have an excuse to try them.

-- "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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#6 posted 02-12-2021 03:22 PM

Beautiful work! I was racking my brain to figure out where the board with weights on it fit in the table. After reading it makes sense now.

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#7 posted 02-12-2021 10:29 PM

Awesome table!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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