This is Part 2 of our three-part series on building a live edge table. In this installment we’ll look at bookmatching our pieces, design considerations when working with slabs, and getting the slabs joined using steel pins.
Beauty in the eye….
There’s no one right way to put projects like this together. Be ready to let your imagination flow, talk to others about their design ideas, look at other live edge tables…. This is a great opportunity to be creative.
On this project we chose to not join the two slabs edge to edge. Instead, we used steel pins and left a space between the two parts. With the use of the steel pins, this was a perfect application for using a dowel jig.
This project created an unusual assembly approach for us. Steel pins and oversized holes made epoxy the best glue choice, since it’s gap filling. You may have run into similar scenarios in your projects; trying to glue and clamp in unusual circumstances. If so, WoodWorkers Guild of America can help you out with tutorials on gluing and clamping under a variety of circumstances.
For more information on:
Live edge slabs visit www.cookwoods.com
Furniture components, corbels, hair pin legs, visit www.osbornewood.com
Surface sanders and dust collection, visit www.supermaxtools.com