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01-17-2019 04:15 PM

Topic tags/keywords: live edge epoxy walnut finishing modern

Hey everyone

I’m building a live edge slab black walnut dining table for my wife as an anniversary gift. (48’‘W x 76’‘L x 1.5’‘T) I decided to ensure the wood would be less likely to buckle or twist by slotting the wood and adding recessed C-channel iron to the underside to help create a rigid substructure to the body of the wood by using 4 threaded inserts per iron channel.

My question is…..I am anticipating that the wood will still move and shift and flex, but I am contemplating also using epoxy to help fill in the voids around the channels and the iron to create a strong bond to the wood to give the C channel as much “bite” as possible to the table.

What are your thoughts on using epoxy or just let it go as is?

see the pics for details.

the channel is 2’’ wide and 9/16’’ deep. it was recessed 3/16’’ to sit flush with the wood surface.

I am using steel tubing as a frame for the legs and have large steel top plates to mount to the wood slab. (see drawing sketch up)

any feedback and thoughts on this would be greatly helpful


-- Brian, Pennsylvania

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