|Project by HighRockWoodworking||posted 07-17-2012 10:06 PM||2098 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
I made this table several years ago from an oak cut off of my dads land. The wrought iron base I made with the help of a blacksmith friend of mine. The slabs set in our shop in NC for years before I built the table. At the time when I built the table I didn’t do anything with the few cracks in the top so over time and adjusting to the humidity of our house the cracks became worse and the top warped a little causing the base to be unleveled.
Here is the table after I reflattened the slab and installed butterflies to help keep the cracks from further movement. The top was flattened with a Lie Nielsen #7 which made quick work of the top. I had to make some adjustments across the top as it had twisted. I also epoxied the cracks to keep anything from getting in them (I have 2 daughters under the age of 5 in the house). I finished the top with 5 coats of oil and applied one to the wrought iron base also.
-- Chris Adkins, http://highrockwoodworking.com/