Live Edge Table
A local landscape contractor was removing a 60 plus year old Siberian Elm from a local land mark. The tree was destined for the land fill. We were able to convince them to drop it off in a vacant lot close to home. Using a chainsaw mill we slabbed the timber into 9/4 planks for drying. The lumber was then stacked and air dried in the desert air. The tabletop was flattened using a similar process described by Nick Offerman. The voids in the center was reinforced and enhanced with black dyed epoxy. The elm legs and aprons were cut and shaped to accent the top. I finished with 3 coats of Danish Oil, two weeks drying and three coats of wipe on poly, buffed out with finishing wax. This will go to the local museum fund raising auction next month. Dimensions are 12~14 in. wide, 52 in. long, total height 33 in.
Live edge table made from a Siberain Elm
Legs and apron made from elm also. Simple mortise and tenon joinery.
Voids filled with black dyed epoxy
Just enough finish to still allow the grain to have some texture show through