Latest Project 2 tables called “Shannon” and “Gauss”

We just finished 2 tables for our client in MD. “Shannon” and “Gauss”. Shannon is blonde maple: Gauss is made with reclaimed pine bowling lane wood. The top is ebony, and the bottom unit of apron and legs are a deep brown: In the pictures you can see craftsman Adam, here’s what he writes about creating these tables. Gauss, a yellow pine table, was once part of a bowling lane in the Adirondak mountains of upstate New York. I selected an 8′ length, reinforced the underside with steel and then sanded the surfaces. Given the weight of the table I designed a leg frame with cross and diagonal bracing to withstand all forces. The tabletop was stained with ebony and the legs received a brown walnut color. I applied 3 coats of a dull rub finish all around, hand applied and polished in a traditional New England fashion. Shannon was built from locally harvested maple. I buy all my domestic hardwoods from a mill a few miles from my parents farm in the upper Catskill mountains of upstate. My brother is a blacksmith, a craftsman as well, and I commissioned him to make a set of steel braces which I used to reinforce the slab legs. This table has very smooth, clean lines and to maintain that the braces are completely hidden within the wood. I left the natural wood color and hand coated the table with semi-gloss polyurethane.      

Sam and Jade Farm Table

Right now we’re working on a table for Sam and Jade using reclaimed yellow Pine. Pics will be uploaded today and during the week. Stay tuned. Picking the yellow pine from the salvage yard. wpid-20121015-120651-2012-11-15-06-23.jpg Apron pieces after sanding and planing. Leg pieces:       Tabletop and Bench:     Test fitting the boards:     Almost Finished Tabletop. Bench top Finished Product. wpid-image-1-e1355194412451-2012-11-15-06-23.jpeg I’m not sure if you can see in these pics, but I love the “burnt like” quality of the wood on the bench. It looks like burnt honey. Very great color.