|Project by Ellen||posted 11-21-2014 06:46 PM||2533 views||5 times favorited||27 comments|
We started with a 52 inch square table. 3 years later, the center part of the table, made of solid Makore, shrink and expanded and cracked away from the border of the table. AND our friends moved into a new house that make the 52 inch square table obsolete. With the love of the design, we rebuilt the table 42 inches by 8 feet. And this time we built a vacuum press and made veneered Makore for the center. The outside is hard maple and between the center and the maple is Wenge.
This is absolutely a lesson in wood shrinking and expanding over time. This time (knock on wood!) it will never move. I’d love opinions and questions.
Our friends are thrilled.