Pine Slab Table- Cantilever

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Project by nakedwood posted 861 days ago 2189 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The second pine slab table I made. This one uses a cantilever design, which is remarkable strong. The legs are barn board douglas fir that I found in a machine shed.

11 cherry bowtie inlays hold the cracks together.

Kept both natural edges on the slab because they’re nice.

The legs are not attached to the top so it’s easy to break it down.

Finished with a natural stain and the top has several coats of lacquer (not liking it too much) and the legs are polyurethane.

-- Beau Lasiewicz

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#1 posted 861 days ago

Great idea!!I was looking for a small table build to put the pc on and off the dinning room table when not in use.The bow ties give it a special touch.

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#2 posted 861 days ago

I can imagine my kids trying to sit on the edge of that table and breaking it free from the notches via splitting of the top ‘triangle.’ Looks like the cantilever pieces are 2 1/2” thick maybe, so that must be the strength!

Love the idea, looks great.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#3 posted 861 days ago

Very nice job and the bowties look great.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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