The BlackSki Table, Solid Black Walnut Live Edge Dining Table (Book ma
We believe every slab is a natural work of art and should be preserved in the most delicate way possible. A live edge is the unhindered natural edge/shape of a horizontal slab cut from a tree trunk and it is in this raw shape where we find the true beauty of nature. When working with raw slabs we give careful attention to the live edge portion of the slab in order to preserve its natural curvature and aesthetic.
The BlackSki Table has tapered sides on both ends to give it a clean minimalist look (refer to listing pictures) while retaining the true thickness of the live edge on either side. The wood species we used for the table is Black Walnut while the legs are made from 3 inch wide industrial steel tubing. The base shape and placement is inspired by Skiing. It provides the perfect balance and shape for the Live Edge Table Top. The base is finished in Raw Steel with patina accents for a uniform and consistent raw steel finish throughout.
With solid hardwoods like Black Walnut, Maple, Ash etc a good drying technique is required and this is why we allow our slabs to air dry for at least 2.5 years (30 months). After this they are put into a kiln for an additional two years before they are ready to be used. If the slabs are taken out before they are completely dried they will end up moving. We adhere to these strict standards in order to ensure that no movement of wood occurs and the quality of our craftsmanship is maintained.
We have hundreds of slabs in stock to choose from. The pictures of book matched slabs are provided with a quote (using your required specs) so that you may choose the aesthetic you feel would look best in the space. We also offer free consultation with some of the top interior designers of Chicago.
We only use trusted and food grade finishes that ensure the surface will remain safe and protected for years to come. We apply 5-7 coats on every piece we build to ensure the longevity of the finish. Our finishes are primarily matte, but we also offer semi gloss and gloss.
All of our bases are fabricated in house and we offer a variety of designs to choose from. We can fabricate completely custom bases(link below). The specific base pictured is an additional charge however we provide free standard U shaped legs (link below) in Raw Steel or Flat Black finishes.
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