production: dining table

March 14, 2012

A majority of our projects emerge from piles of scrap or reclaimed/free material which is turned into something fresh and new. When I moved into my new shop, there was an abundance of unused scrap cherry on the racks. And a couple years ago, I picked up some old American black walnut flooring off of Craigslist. During a couple of long days of milling, we ripped off the tongue and groove of the flooring, resawed off the backs, and planed the boards into 1/2″ planks. These became the strips for an epic new dining table, built up like a butcher block, which allowed us to create an artistic arrangement of pieces – cherry and walnut in composed randomness. I can’t wait to throw some tung oil on this thing! Here are some process shots:

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