OK so this is the first of the completed “Cedar Slab Gaming Tables” ... we’ll post some of these as projects when we get better photos and a few more completed.
We inserted one of our Leopard Wood and Swiss Pear boards with an ebony boarder. It’s inset w/ the full 3/4” plywood backing so it actually stabilizes the whole slab.
We put in a series of butterflies as a decorative and functional feature. The larger cracks were filled with walnut chunks – why walnut?? Cause we had it laying around no other reason. Next ones who knows whatever scrap wood I find goes into the project!
We cast two concrete bases – one green veining and the other well didn’t come out as colorful as we wanted but we have some plans to improve it.
The tops are secured with a square steel plate. We cast bolts into the pyramid pedestals sticking up about 3/4” to allow space for the plate, a washer, and a nut. We then simply put lag bolts up into the tabletop.
We have seven more of these cedar slabs and plan to work on a few more tables shortly.
Mike Pietras shown grinding away in his stylish plastic parka.
-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com