|Project by Puffball||posted 02-12-2015 05:43 PM||1188 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
My wife and I just finished our second live edge table. This time we used a slab of Black Walnut we got in North Carolina for the top and used some Hard Maple that we bought at the local hardwood lumber hard for the base. We hand planed the walnut to get it close to co-planar and also cut the hard maple into all the pieces for the table base.
Needless to say we learned why they call it hard maple as that is some tough wood. We were convince our hand planes were defective as it was really hard to plane it well.
The bottom shelf on table is made from a piece of Peruvian Walnut. We also use some spalted Maple for the little things on the side of the legs.
We used Osmo Poly-X oil for the top. That product worked really well. Easy to apply and it actually really helped to hide some of the blemishes we couldn’t get out of the walnut when we planed it. We used a water-based poly on the Maple.
We were quite pleased with how it turned out. What looked like a simple table was still a lot of work for two beginners.