Every once in a while I make something that turns out better than I thought it would. This live edge dining table is just that. I wish y’all could see it in person, it’s unique and stunning. I don’t know whether to eat on it, or just eat it. I started blogging about this table last year and even completed some finishing touches but I’ve been waiting for the table base to be finished (I wish I was a welder!) It was a long process, but totally worth it.
The table is large, 71″ x 38-42″ wide, it varies with the curve of the wood. It fits eight people comfortably and will be great for our family of six. I’ll eventually add chairs to the ends, but for now I’m just loving having the table!
The base was easy to install, about a foot from the edge and secured with hex bolts:
I chose Black Walnut wood because first off, it’s amazing, I’ve had a crush on walnut as long as I can remember. Second, it’s a very hard wood and will last forever. Third, this particular slab came from California, just like my husband. I knew he would love a piece of his home state in our home (I’m so romantic). So, it’s good-bye yellow table:
And hello walnut beauty! My favorite part is the extensive feathering on the end:
If you’re looking for them live edge tables crop up everywhere. I’ve had my eye on these tables for years. The price tag can be pretty steep, several thousand dollars easily. I built this live edge dining table, base and all, for about $650. Still expensive, but I plan on having it forever. I was stoked that my wood shop teacher Sheldon taught me the process. He is the true craftsman, I just follow his lead.
Please let me know if you have any questions or comments. Geez, I wish I could have a massive dinner party and just hang out around the table together!