DIY Live Edge Dining Room Table

 

This post is a little different from previous but I’ve been working on this project for about a month now and it is finally finished.

We ventured out into the North Carolina countryside to visit Kyle, a one-man lumberyard. Kyle cuts log slabs for a living and does a good business, that’s him on the left. I’m looking for a piece to make a dining room table.

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Here is our piece… Ambrosia Maple, just lovely…

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The log slab is sawed in-half, glued and book-match together, then cut to size and planed down to about two-inches thick.Table-9-2Table-10-2 Table-11-2

Next i had to repair a small crack with what’s known in the wood-working circles as a dove-tail, dutchman, or bow-tie spline. This took a little practice due to the delicate inlay and chisel. Spline

Sanding – 80 grit, 120, 220, very time consuming but you want it smooth as an egg shell.

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Building the leg base …LegsTable-35-2

Next, three coats of oil-based polyurethane, no stain, sanding with 320 grit in-between each coat.poly

Up-close view of the Bow-tie inlays.

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The finished product… Ready for dancing ;)

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