There are a lot of live edge slab tables on the market these days. So when this client asked about one, I suggested that we run the natural edge down the center of her table. Try something different!The result was a new table style we’re calling “the San Andreas”. The meandering joint line resembles a fault line on a topographic map, and the areas where the slabs move away from each other look like a bodies of water on a map. Each San Andreas table will be a custom order because the slabs are different every time. We currently have walnut slabs to accommodate table lengths anywhere from 4′ dining table to a 17′ long conference table. Of course, longer slabs can be purchased. For info and pricing, please contact us.
For those that are interested in the process of making this table, here is a short slide show.
…and here are a few photos of the finished product.
Bow tie inlays have become a bit trendy and overplayed these days, but they do still have their place…and I think this chair back is one of those places.A couple of Hairpin rocking chairs waiting for the next coat of oil. Made from curly maple and claro walnut.
Dutchman patches and bow ties for three days straight on this live edge walnut headboard. The “Dutchman patch” is an inlay technique that has been around forever (AKA: butterflies, bow ties, keys, etc) . These repairs and reinforcements are commonly seen on boats, furniture, doors, etc. The photo below shows an antique with some dutchman patches. I’ll post more photos of the headboard when I get it finished.
I harvested this standing-dead english walnut from my buddy’s front yard, and was happy to get it back from the mill today. Only 2 1/2 years of air drying and then a month in the dehumidifier kiln and these babbies will be ready to use!