After I sourced and designed my single slab dining room table a few years ago, I gained a newfound appreciation for people who make their own furniture. So when a friend sent me this great writeup of building another single slab table using the same wood as mine, bubinga walnut, I had to post it here.
He did much of the same research as me, and and came to most of the same conclusions. He also did the hard work of cutting, finishing, and mounting his slab, while I punted to the pros at Live Edge. Plus, his writing is pretty amusing, including gems like this:
I sanded for over 30 hours total for the top and bottom. In my mind I convinced myself that I was working hard and that in some greater scheme of things the harder I worked, the more fulfilled I’d be with the final product, but no. I was an idiot who didn’t do the proper research. Get the right tools for the job.
7 thoughts on “Another custom dining table”
@schnarfed Saw that on the woodworking reddit the other day. He should have asked there about better ways to flatten it instead of sanding.
@schnarfed also, Bubinga is one of my favorite woods to work with. 2nd ring from top on this is bubinga: instagram.com/p/qil5dMn6IS
Hey Ryan, you might enjoy this short vid about Nakashima: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az014_YkDQ0