|Project by TomRash||posted 01-26-2014 07:45 PM||2551 views||10 times favorited||16 comments|
The top is a bookmatched set of figured crotch claro walnut boards that were 98’ x 18.5’. I spent all summer deciding on what to make our dining table out of at first I was going to do Bubinga, then cherry, but finally we decided we liked Claro walnut the best. The base is made out of cherry, which I used because we decided we liked the two-tone look. The aprons are lightly figured with the sapwood remaining. I kept the sapwood, because I think it complements the top, which also has sapwood. I did a few different mockups for the base, but finally settled on this. I know that the top is the showstopper while the base is playing second fiddle. If I don’t like the look of the base in a few years I can always make a new one. The inspiration for the base came from Thos Moser’s Bungalow collection and Brian Hubel’s “Solide” table. I tried to give the legs some flow by making them curve on the outside edges. The top and base are both finished with waterlox OSF. I still am waiting a few more days until I do the final rubout on the table. Thanks for looking.