|Project by buddx||posted 02-24-2016 08:18 PM||787 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
I am building this for my brother. He liked the way the slabs kinda naturally fit together so I decided to try to make that work. This is the first real project where I have tried to keep as much of the live edge on as possible. I decided I would need a wider board across the bottom to support the slabs. I was originally just planning two slabs for the top and two for legs and a stretcher of some kind between the legs. I also wanted practice making butterfly joints and I thought they would look cool holding the two slabs together. The curved stretcher was my niece’s idea.
The whole thing is held together with dominoes and screws. I was going to domino and glue everything but luckily I checked r/woodworking the morning of assembly and saw a post about glueing across the grains and thought better of it. Since this was more of a proof of concept build for me and it is only for my brother I figured screws would do. It was a fun little build that I initially thought would only take a few hours but learning the butterflies and the sanding to smooth her out made it more like about 10 or 12 hours. Please feel free to let me know what you think or if you have any advice.
Please feel free to let me know what you think or if you have any advice. This is the type of woodworking I want to keep exploring and working with big slabs is really fun. If you are interested here is a link to a bigger album.