This mesquite coffee table is a mate to another project found on this site. I was especially captivated by the unique design of the wood’s ends – eaten up by the various bugs that once lived in the tree. The low and long format makes a striking statement in any setting.
Heavy live edge mesquite slab with natural voids filled with clear epoxy. The square steel legs on this table are not permanently mounted, so they could be swapped for a different style if a client desired. There is a heavy top coat of epoxy in this piece so it’s extra durable.
This table was constructed after initially ordering a table online, and sadly was delivered broken. It was a hard lesson learned that some materials are much more difficult to ship than others. But it also forced me to design and craft a table that has been a staple in our home which gets used every day.
This project involved a large cedar round that was actually multiple trees that grew closely together. Colored epoxy was used to help bind the separations into a single form. A geometric welded steel base completes the look – it’s simple lightweight structure supports the heavy top while keeping the eye drawn upwards towards the deep lustre of the wooden piece.
This heavy slab of cedar was brought to me, and I wanted to attempt to unveil the beauty of what was beneath the rough saw marks. There have been many hours of sanding devoted to this piece, and it goes to show how incredible a piece of cedar can really be. It felt a little too short to be anything more than a small coffee table or side table, but it’s presence immediately draws your eyes when you see it. I had no idea how amazing the grain structure would turn out, but the effort was definitely worth it. Read more