Sapele Single Slab Dining Table

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Project by Odysseus posted 12-15-2013 06:38 AM 2578 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s my latest project. It’s a Sapele top on steel I-beams. The top is made from 1 giant piece of Sapele. It’s finished with Odie’s Oil, Odie’s Wood Butter and Odie’s Wax. The table weighs around 600 pounds! Sorry—I’ve gotten lazy with the photos—-ran out of time. Had to get this out the door. Check out my photo story on my blog page to see the process.

-- Odysseus -- "No man is an island"

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#1 posted 12-15-2013 07:51 AM

Very very nice Dining table and the wood is beautiful…great job and thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#2 posted 12-15-2013 02:01 PM

I read the blog. A lot of work went into the top. Did you make the base? Finish on the top is awesome.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#3 posted 12-15-2013 02:50 PM

Thank you. Yes, I made the base. It’s a very a simple but stable and functional design. I use this type of base a lot. I am thinking about making a wooden I beam base for my next project.

-- Odysseus -- "No man is an island"

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#4 posted 12-15-2013 03:21 PM

Wow what a slab of pure beauty, nice work on this project.

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#5 posted 12-15-2013 03:36 PM

beautiful table,excellent work.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#6 posted 12-15-2013 04:36 PM

A thing of beauty! Wow, just finished a Bridal Chest for my wife out of the same wood…. Well done…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 12-15-2013 04:52 PM

The table is absolutely beautiful and the wood is out a sight.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 12-16-2013 04:47 AM

wow nice piece of wood that is gorgeous. excellent job.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#10 posted 12-17-2013 01:46 AM

Man that’s a big slab of sapele!

Table looks great! And I like how you kept the legs simple so as to keep the attention on the table top.

-- Dean

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#11 posted 12-19-2013 02:58 PM

Fantastic table! Like the great combo of wood and metal. Gorgeous top and cool legs. Excellent job!

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