Live Edge Slabs are among the more popular materials chosen by our customers for their custom furniture projects and some of the most beautiful. This Custom Live Edge Sycamore and Cedar Table was no exception. When shop Manager Billy Leeka takes on a new project in the Eco Relics Wood Shop, we just know that he will be creating another stunning piece.
Billy painstakingly selects the right slabs for the project, planes them, matches them up and joins them. After the assembled top has adequately dried from gluing and the clamps have been removed, the natural voids and cracks are filled.
Sanding, planing and sometimes grinding are used in the finishing process to achieve the desired finish.
Small strips of cedar were placed in grooves cut into the sycamore boards with a dado blade. The dado joint has a centuries-long history of use in cabinetmaking, furniture making, just in woodworking in general. A dado is a square-walled, flat-bottomed channel cut across the grain of the wood. (When it runs with the grain, the channel is called a groove.)
Beautiful tables like this one can be built using any number of different species of reclaimed or salvaged lumber and just as many choices for table bases or legs. You may even choose to incorporate some domestic and exotic hardwood lumber. The possibilities are endless!
Once again, another beautiful table built in the Eco Relics Wood Shop using Live Edge Slab lumber.
Good job Billy, keep up the great work!