"We're blessed to have another guest post from savvy Paul Denikin of Dadknowsdiy.com while the gift-giving season is upon us! We hope you are enjoying a wonderful holiday with your loved-ones!"
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There's no denying... our FAVORITE thing to build is a live edge table. Hands down.
For me, I love a good road trip & windshield time with my husband. When an order for a live edge slab comes up, I know there's a pretty good chance we'll head to a nearby small town, have lunch in the town square & head to the mill to scout out a slab or two.
This particular table required two slabs to be joined together in the middle in order to be wide enough for their dining room space. While we were at the mill, we stumbled upon two slabs that were sliced from the same tree - held the same whirls and grain pattern just opposite of one another, creating a book-matched slab once joined together with tenons. I applied a beautiful food-safe walnut stain & once Kevin saw that, I grew a little worried he wasn't going to want to let go of this table!
Can you see where they were joined together? (We sure hope not! Hee hee!)
Our client wanted their new dining table to be at a convenient bar height with hearty steel legs that would make it difficult to tip over. Kevin got to work welding these classic legs, painted them a matte black & added felt pads to the bottom to prevent scratches on our client's hardwood floors.
Our client had their swivel barstools ready to slide up to their new table. I just LOVE the rich leather!
Thank you to Tara Camp of Scout Lighting & Design Goods for introducing us to your wonderful clients and allowing us to take care of this project for them. We highly recommend Tara for her crazy beautiful lighting design skills - we even hired her to come help us out with our own lighting selections for our own home that we've been building (see older blog posts for more info on that if you're interested.)