|Project by LoganN||posted 08-23-2013 01:36 PM||6081 views||11 times favorited||13 comments|
This piece is a commission piece for a friend. They asked me to build a piece with some great spalted maple I bought at my local store (Pittsford Lumber – http://www.pittsfordlumber.com/Pittsford-Lumber/home-Pittsford-Lumber.html) and they decided they wanted a live edge. As I looked at the board though I had 3 problems with that. One was that the edges were too soft and I was afraid normal wear would destroy them. I was also worried that once they had kids they would run into the sharp edges and hurt themselves. My last problem was that we would then lose all the beautiful spalt lines. I decided to put the edge in, with a recessed piece of chechen set into the wood. The bottom is made of spalted beech and walnut and the legs are walnut also. There are no fasteners of any type in this – it is all glue and mortise and tenon. The entire piece is finished with danish oil and then 12-14 costs of minwax wipe-on poly (it soaks into the soft spalted wood very nicely).
Thanks for looking!