Live Edge Coffee Table

organic modern coffee tableI came across this monolithic slab of walnut half buried in the mud at a local mill. It was soaking wet, completely weathered, and had some bug issues. The slab was 7″ thick, but I had to remove a full inch in order to clean it up and flatten it.  coffee table slab flatteningimg_1973

I used reclaimed douglas fir blocks for the base, and finished them with an ebonizing process.

The coffee table finished out at 60″ long, 18″ wide, and 15″ hi.

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11′ Long San Andreas Table

Here are a few shots of the most recent San Andreas Table. This one is 11 feet long, made from figured claro walnut, and sits atop two repurposed steel pedestals. img_3791

 11' San Andreas Table

11' San Andreas Table

11' San Andreas Table

11' San Andreas Table

Each San Andreas table is unique because the meandering joint line that runs down the center is dictated by the natural edge (live edge) of the slabs. For pricing and details contact us.

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Joining with Festool Dominos

 

Bowl Carving

A little progress on this free form bowl. I’m using a Kutzall for the rough-out and some Hans Karlsson hand tools (adze and gouge) to finish. We cut down the English walnut I’m using for this bowl about a year ago (it was an urban standing-dead tree)–really beautiful wood! I can’t wait to work with the slabs I’m drying from this tree.

Bunk Beds

Finally finished my boy’s bunk beds. bunk-beds-3241We used walnut that I had rejected for other projects (pieces with bug holes, big structural cracks that needed to be filled with epoxy, extra sappy pieces, etc.).bunk-beds-3260And we incorporated a live edge into each headboard.bunk-beds-3243 The lower bunks are up high so that we can eventually build a bank of drawers to put under there.

The San Andreas Table

There are a lot of live edge slab tables on the market these days. So when one of my clients asked about one, I suggested that we run the natural edge down the center of her table. Try something different!IMG_1015 The result was a 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. IMG_1131Each San Andreas table is 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.

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…and here are a few photos of the finished product.The San Andreas tableThe San Andreas tableuntitled-2581

The San Andreas tabe

The San Andreas tabe