Live Edge Table

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Project by Peter68 posted 11-25-2013 04:17 PM 1960 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch


This is my attempt at a live edge table. The table is 49” long,16” wide and 33 1/2 ” tall. The base is made of Redwood and the top is pine. All surfaces are hand planed but the top. I left the top with the saw marks on it. I did sand it to give it a smooth touch. Let me know what you think.

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#1 posted 11-25-2013 05:24 PM

The table turned out very nice. I haven’t worked with pine too much, but I have never seen it with 2 different tones, that really is an eye catcher.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#2 posted 11-25-2013 09:46 PM

nice table

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#3 posted 11-25-2013 10:57 PM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#4 posted 11-26-2013 12:55 AM

i like the rustic touch with this table by keeping the saw marks and the choice of hardware
nice job

-- Greg Simon

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#5 posted 11-26-2013 02:29 AM

Nice work! The saw marks really accentuate the rusticness of the top. The continuous grain drawers with the knots are a nice touch as well. What finish did you use?

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#6 posted 11-26-2013 04:11 AM

I used a dark walnut stain with a wipe on top.

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#8 posted 11-26-2013 08:01 AM

This is really cool. Love the saw marks, rustic look and the hardware you used are perfect. Great job and thanks for sharing

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#9 posted 11-26-2013 03:03 PM

The live edge works for this piece. Curious that you got such a big slab of pine like that. I don’t think I have ever seen that but then I live in an area that has to import stuff because we don’t have trees here. Great job.

-- "Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." Frank LLoyd Wright

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#10 posted 11-26-2013 03:58 PM

The slab was actually 12’ long and came from a city street in Missoula MT. The company I got the lumber from sort of rescues lumber that would have been burned or sent to the land fill. (Bad Goat Wood Products).

We have lots of pine in Montana. This slab was not the largest they had, some were 6” thick and 12’ long. The one I have on the table is about 2.5” thick after hand planing the bottom flat. I didn’t want to go any thicker than that, it would have looked very top heavy.

Thanks for the compliment.


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#11 posted 11-29-2013 04:55 PM

Fantastic table! Like the gorgeous top and drawers. You should be proud. Great job!

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#12 posted 02-02-2016 05:44 PM

Great table! With that sturdy construction and those beefy proportions looks like that will become a family heirloom to pass on.

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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