LIFE is FULL of NATURAL COLOR!
|There's NO STAIN on this Outside Dine Table made from Reclaimed wood by Perfect45Degree|
Just think of all of the conversations that have taken place next to, over and under this wood. How many languages? Were the trees near a path or road?
Somehow this wood has ended up here, in my town, for sale, thrown randomly into a plywood box as if it were Popsicle sticks. Five dollars each.
|36"wide, 9'2" long (divided into four sections) with an angle iron base|
I sitckered the wood for well over a year and rotated the stack several times. Some of the more stable boards I re-sawed just to see what would happen. Marking the ends of the boards as center and outside you can take all the boards that are in the center of the stack and rotate them to the outside and visa versa. This helps all of the boards get the same drying opportunity. The table was designed to be placed outside so I didn't need to dry it for interior conditions. I won't delve into the science, it's enough to understand that when you cut into it, see and feel the water, you have to wait.
How long would you wait for your custom built table?
Waiting is unheard of for us Americans, isn't it? We don't like to wait for anything. It is especially difficult as a woodworker to convince clients to wait. They see their table and they want it to appear immediately, or very soon if they think of themselves as patient people!
Over time the table will darken as all wood goes brown with exposure to the sun and if left unfinished, oxidation. Each species will retain its own shade of brown, some will look red next to others that will look like amber honey. I have seen the table over the past six months and although it's not as brightly colored like the first shot above it is so sensual and vibrant with deep, rich color.
The size is perfect!
I had the wonderful opportunity to dine at this table with 9 other friends. We all felt close, even the 9' end to end. There was plenty of room for food, drinks, candles and centerpiece with the 36" width. It will gather many friends and family around it for a very long time, generate interesting conversation and enrich the moments of silence.
|Layout before glue up|
|The first panel, first coat of finish|
Laurie for hiring me to build your inspiration and Lisa for all of your milling and installation assistance! Thank you both for holding design close to your heart and joining with me to create something so beautiful. I especially note this table to be a symbol of your core value of gathering friends, creating community and celebrating the abundance life has to offer.
This fine table holds the energy of the people who harvested the trees, stacked the rails, shipped the cargo, purchased the dunnage, the oceans it floated upon, our collaborative building process and now the community it serves. That's one powerful table! Cheers!