Our client requested a large Black Walnut live edge slab for their dining room able to seat 10 large leather upholstered dining room chairs. We joined a machine planed, kiln dried book matched pair of slabs together with our Festool Domino XL DF 700 mortise & tenon joiner to a final dimension of 2 inch thickness x 48 inch width x 10 foot length. The client wanted to finish the top themselves, we advised them to use a Danish Oil that will provide a durable yet wearable finish suitable for a dining table. For table legs we referred them to one of our Custom Steel fabrication partners to custom build a strong set of steel legs they had designed.
The finished solid wood table can be easily moved to future homes by simply unbolting the steel legs, with the table top (about 150 lbs.) moved by two men. This piece will become a treasured family heirloom for generations with a simple durable design that could be modified or reworked in the future.