Handmade Live Waney Edge Dining Table with Metal Legs in Walnut

The Live Edge Commission.

Commission for a Handmade Walnut dining table with live or waney edge. Complemented by the simple but effective tapered mild steel metal base. Finished in anthracite.

This latest client project is a commission for a live edge dining table in Walnut. Additionally the client required that the base should be fabricated from mild steel metal box frame with a 6th degree angle in towards the bottom of the frame and then given an anthracite painted finish that would complement the existing furniture.

The Timber

Construction for the solid timber table top is from two boards of lovely English Walnut. One edge of each Walnut board was sawn and square edged. Furthermore, the two outside boards were left with the live edge on (commonly known in the timber trade as waney edge). The soft outside bark was then removed untill the solid sap line was exposed.

These outside board edges were then sanded to give a smooth surface. The two boards were then glued together and book-mark jointed to give the appearance of being one solid table top piece.

The Finish

Client’s hopes were for the most natural finish possible, allowing the beauty and character of the Walnut grain to shine through without being too ‘glossy’. This coupled with being of a robust nature was achieved by firstly hand sanding the table top with increasing grades of sand paper, finishing at 340 grade. The table top was then sealed with two coats of a ‘hard wax oil’, buffed to give a slight sheen.

Dimensions

The client’s main requirement is for the bespoke Walnut dining table to fit and enhance their living space. The dining table is required to seat 6 people comfortably and 8 friendly. 1.8m x 900mm – 1m x 38mm thick are the table dimension. The client is very happy with their commission and it fits the space perfectly. Now we just have to start working on the chairs!

Client Comments:

Sorry, I actually wanted to email you sooner. The table looks great, I like how the walnut looks!
Really nice work!

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