This table is part of a new series of tables that are poured at the same time, in an effort to bring production costs and time while maximizing the beauty of each project. The 18″ square design fits in a wide range of settings, and the base heights can be adjusted to the customer’s request. The mesquite wood and virtually any combination of color / transparency offer a great deal of flexibility in design.
One large slab was used to create the tops on these two tables. A metallic powder was added to the epoxy to create the effect on the river portion of the slab. Solid maple was cut down to create the frame, slat shelving, and drawer sections of the piece.
This cabinet was created for two special friends that have started collecting vinyl, and wanted something to contain their collection. They decided on walnut for the wood, and I chose a frame style that was inspired by Le Corbusier’s chair designs.
The piece was intentionally designed to be simple, with little to no embellishments. A single leather strap gives access to the inside of the container.
This bench was an interesting challenge! The client wanted a light colored slab that would contrast her darker floors. Luckily, a local Houston wood supplier had a great piece of maple that was suited to the task. We went with a cobalt colored epoxy and used a more opaque blue tint to allow the color to stand out against the light colored wood. Due to the 96″ length of the board, 4 trapezoid legs were fabricated to stabilize the piece and provide enough support to stand on if needed. The bench was finished with seven coats of wipe on poly.
This large slab was not filled on the edges to take advantage of the interesting live edge. Thus, it creates drama with a narrow to wide taper as you move across the slab. Black matte epoxy fills the interior spaces and the slab is finished with tung oil and wax for a low subtle gloss.
This large cedar slab table was created by my father. His goal was to create something that would fit in a broad range of applications – rustic and modern alike. The chunky cedar top is finished with tung oil for a subtle matte finish.
This mesquite slab was ravaged by nature – both the elements as well as a bug infestation. But the damage done by the elements proved to form the perfect setting to reinforce the slab with epoxy and expose all of the rough elements.
Finished with tung oil and wax for a low gloss finish.
This table’s experiment relies on an open epoxy corner joining with a slab of mesquite wood. Turquoise dye was added to give the epoxy it’s color. The steel base supports the piece while leaving the translucent corner open and floating.
This piece was constructed from a small collection of walnut pieces that my father acquired. The challenge to creating this piece was making something out of the limited amount of wood. There was a slight void in the top, so epoxy was used to fill in the gap and provide a smooth surface. Normally I leave epoxy unsanded, with a light sanding, a matte finished was achieved that matched the wax finish nicely. So, we have a narrow but chunky table that will make a great drink table.
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.