I recently picked up some 8/4 Walnut and a beautiful piece of 4/4 Jatoba. I have decided to build a Hall table and have come up with two designs that would exploit the grain of the Jatoba. I would like your input on which design you lean toward.
Idea 1 is modern and the concept is that the frame is mitered in two directions to create a continuous “ribbon” of walnut that is unbroken. I will either do a contrasting keyed miter joint or a miter slip joint. I may or may not have a edge detail. If I do an edge I would do a chamfer on the underside of the top. dimensions: 11”d x 60”w x 29”h
Idea 2 is a classic Parson’s style hall table and is timeless. Looks simple right? Well if I do this I would attempt to do the frame with a Triple Miter Joint. dimensions: 11”d x 54”w x 29”h