|Project by Michael Sanders||posted 06-09-2013 02:54 PM||2591 views||11 times favorited||9 comments|
This is the second part of the live edge cherry project. I described the back story to the piece in my live edge cherry dining table post.
I used the remaining 7’ chunk of the slab to create this table. I cut the slab into three pieces (2 legs and a top), very careful to remove the least amount of material possible in order to maintain the grain continuity through the finish piece. I then cut the miters, kissing slowly up to my original square cuts. In the end I lost about 3/16” of the graining at each fold due to the saw kerf from the square cuts and the final kiss cuts. In the end the flow was perfect.
I suspended the shelf with copper tube, bored into the end grain of the shelf and the inside of the legs.
-- Michael Sanders, Charleston, SC, "Tight joints and clean lines"