From the cherry tree to a live edge, breadboard end, table. Just a quick video show the process from start to finish. A note about the breadboard ends: only the middle tennons are glued and the mortises toward the outside are large to allow for wood movement, mostly shrinkage in this case as the wood still has a lot of moisture. Have fun woodworking and good luck!
I notice you said the wood still had a lot of moisture. Will there not be any trouble with the top boards ever separating as it dries? I just cut a walnut tree to do the same thing here and was wondering how long I needed to let the boards sit? Thanks and beautiful work man!!!
Thank you for the video and you made it gorgeous table.
I made a similar type table out of slab Elm. Yes I said Elm . My neighbor owns a sawmill and when I told him I wanted some live-edge wood to build a dining room table he said I have something that you won't believe. He told me he cut this and stored this in his Loft back in the late 60s to make a dining room table for himself and his family. He said now that they're all gone so is the dream of the table so you take it and run with it and make something gorgeous. I said what do I owe you and he said dinner on the new table when it's done. It turned out beautiful and it's a real heirloom. Unfortunately he only had time enough for two dinners before he passed away but at least he got to enjoy the table also . I miss ya Mr. J . Take care T
I just made a Live Edge table that the wood was cut from an elm tree that was felled in the late 1960s. It was sitting in my neighbor's Loft for approximately 45 years. I think it was dry enough. LOL .
I also made a fireplace hearth or surround I'm not sure of the proper terminology but I built a fireplace with fancy inlays and onlays that was from a cherry tree that was cut and stored inside for about ten years . The mantle was 13/4 thick by 68 inches. Most of the face was 7/8 thick . 11 years now and no checking on anything .
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Great work. Wood is superb too. I'm not too found of the support system you chose though. As a matter of fact, sorry to say that, it does not seem you chose any system... it is just 2 planks, it is very square. I understand weight must be safely supported but you might want to change that. Or with another system with real feet, or by giving the current system another shape. You could cut some voids and break those straight lines for a more lively shape. Personally, I like when light can flow under the furniture, and when shadow is minimal, it gives the room a totally different, more cheerful atmosphere. Cheers
You made it look so easy I made my first dinning room table out of cherry just like you but I didn't put a bread board like you did I should of Done that but I had limited resources. But I under sold my self sold it for 900 and I put dovetails and filed a few cracks with epoxy and carbon dust making it look a glossy black
Great work! I wish you had not sped up (is that a word?) the video so much. We can hardly appreciate its true merit. On the other hand, rather than the music you could explain a little about mortises, tenons, etc., for those of us less skilled, and in the process avoid being criticized. You can be really proud of the nice furniture you are making. Congratulations!
Very nice table indeed ! Only one point I would like to make here , and that is its not a good idea to secure the top of any table to the bottom supports (legs, table frame ,or as in this case the full wood supports with screws and or glue. Wood ( especially this size wood ) will move within itself from season to season, and will most likely crack, or warp because the tension has no place to go . Best way is to drill over size holes in the support pieces from under the table leaving the wood ability to move within the over sized hole when it needs to . Another thought if the top needs to be refinished at any time during is life ,simply unscrewing and lifting off the top in this case is not possible without removing the pegs driven in from the top. Just making a suggestion here ( from experience) and not trying to belittle anyone ! Stu.
Stu Stewart good points. I have plenty of knowledge of wood movement and have made my fair share of mistakes. In this case I've had lots of luck doing lots of tables with a fixed base. The reason it works in this situation is that the grain on the base and top run the same direction. The fact that the wood all came from the same tree and that the top and base are the same thickness all lend to the success of this type of construction. I've also built many tables which allow for the movement with elongated holes and also with slots and brackets. The great thing about woodworking is that there's so many methods. This table is still in excellent shape 2-1/2 years later, and I'm betting it'll hold up fine for years to come.
heey dude, first realy nice tabel you made looks pretty sweat.
I have a question I have to make a thing (sorry my english is limited) to finish my carpenter school i was thinking about a tabel wit the natural edge, you have some usefull tips for me?
I love it! What a gorgeous fucking table!! I sure wish I could find a man that is so talented. I’m an artist, I paint and draw so it means a lot to me that a guy have some creative spirit. You do beautiful work, sir. I really love the live edge...so much natural beauty. 🤗
I absolutely adore your work bud, What is that biscuit joiner type of tool that you're using, I prefer the look of the peg like dowels than the biscuity type things for table of that weight.. How would I search for one by name on the net, thanks again and keep up the good work.
Cheers man, I've spent this past day or so checking them out and comparing between this Festool & Mafell double dowling alternatives, no comparison by the looks of things. I got a price for one of those Festool DF 700 EQ , case and all the accessories for UK - £837, not bad for a bad ass tool like that, Thanks again,
You should sell tables like this in London to rich people, and provide a video of how it was created. You will get a lot of business. People here are so detached from the real world so will love this shit.
Its a nice table. If i was making it for myself i wouldn't have put the end bits on. I just don't like it when the grain goes two different ways.. Don't get me wrong amazing table and many people would love it, just a personal thing for me :p
Gorgeous table. I love live edge furniture, and share your passion for it.
How long did you give the wood to dry before you started? I read through the entire comments section before I posted, and that wasn't made clear. I would like to know.
Larry Aubry I let it dry in a metal build in Florida heat for 6 months. That brought the MC down below 12%. I planned for shrinkage after assemble. could have used another 6 months drying, but 3 years after completion the table still looks great. I do have to pay a visit to trim the breadboard ends about a 1/2"
About 6 months, a year would have been better, but in the hot metal building, the MC was low enough to work with. Years later this table still looks great, and I left plenty of room for shrinkage in the way I attached the breadboard ends.
Мы можем изготовить столешницу из слэба с заливкой эпоксидной смолой в виде реки. Это популярный прием при создании эксклюзивной авторской мебели из ценных пород древесины.
Вы можете заказать барную стойку из слэба дуба, карагача, кедра или горного тополя с покрытием лаком, тиковым маслом, воском или заливкой эпоксидной смолой.