Photo by Comoorganizarlacasa
For years I have been enchanted by live edge tables. The wood grain and the rough but classic look is stunningly beautiful– no one does it like mother nature. (So says the girl that painted oak yellow.)
I have fallen in love again. First my husband, then my kids, and then this cry-your-eyes-out-beautiful slab of California Black Walnut:
For my birthday my husband gave me my favorite gift ever “Thursday nights off for a year”. It didn’t take me long to maximize the time to take a community continuing education class. IF YOU WANT TO LEARN WOODWORKING, TAKE A CLASS! The hardest part of the 8-week course was deciding what to build… I am so excited about how my table is coming along I literally dream about walnut tables each night.
I couldn’t find any slabs wide enough for a dining table, so I bought a large slab and two more boards of walnut for the center. The wood selection process:
Check out the feathering on the slab! Are you drooling?
The slab might look small but it is 85″ long and 22-24″ wide. Because I wanted to have live edge on both sides of the table I had to cut down the center (which broke my heart!) to add the boards in the middle. After a lot of planing, measuring, and adjustments here is a rough idea of what it will look like:
Are you as excited as I am!? I only have three classes left and a lot to do, but I plan on having this table until the apocalypse (and beyond) so it’s all worth it.