Walnut Low Table

We started with two book-matched slabs of Walnut, each with a very nice bit of crotch grain at one end. The size of the glue-up suggested a low table to me, and the live, natural edges led me to lean on the teachings of Nakashima. But, I thought that I'd throw a curveball into my interpretation of his work. What if the legs were curved, instead of his straight, cantilevered, and geometrical legs? After roughly coopering the vertical pieces together, I worked up a complex jig for my plunge router and proceeded to carve out the curving surfaces for both sides. Once that was completed, I added the live edge ends, routed the legs into the underside of the top, and made the connections. A few inlayed dutchmen in a contrasting Ash add the final touches.

All of the wood used in this piece was harvested in Wisconsin, and it was finished with Tried & True, a combination of Linseed Oil and Beeswax.

Dimensions: 42" wide, 18" high, 60" long

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