Walnut Live Edge Bench

3 weeks to the day and I’m officially done my first piece of live edge furniture. Since my last post, the majority of the time has been on endless coats of finish on all the pieces. I also still had a fair amount of work on the top to clean up any of the imperfections….

Benched

Since I’ve been working on the Walnut slab in previous posts I’ve wanted to make it into a bench but I wasn’t sure if the other pieces of wood I had on hand were going to look good matching the slab. I had another piece of black walnut kicking around from a previous project but wasn’t…

Black Tie Event

One of the things I’ve always liked about the live edge pieces is the structural yet appealing bowtie inlays you’ll usually find. In the piece of walnut I picked up I was actually excited to finally give these a try. This will be the first time I’ve done any inlay work at all and I…

Slab Happy

I’ve officially found my new favourite thing to do; work with live edge pieces. Since I got the piece of walnut a couple weeks ago, I had so much fun cleaning them up and making them into serving boards, I thought I would try making some furniture out of them too. I went back to…

Living On The Edge

So, I’ve stepped into a different realm of woodworking now and it has completely taken a hold of me. Live edge pieces have always been such a huge goal of mine to eventually get too. Whenever I was at the wood stores I would always admire the big slabs of wood, the only problem was…

Gone to a Good Home

Well, I am very happy to say that I’ve sold my Walnut and Hickory Table to a very good home. I was at a home store last week and I got speaking to a gentleman in the lighting department. We got on the topic of Walnut wood and I mentioned that I just finished up a…

One For The Candy Junkies

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a candy junkie. Unfortunately this has also been passed onto my first born child. One thing I’ve seen a lot of floating around the internet is a candy dispenser using a mason jar. I thought this would be a good in between project and I had some cool…

Tripod Table – Part 2

Another project wrapping up this week. After building the test legs that were in the previous post, I went out and got some 1 3/4 maple that I wanted to use for the final product. The pine I used in the first post was a little too yellow for the top and it really would’ve…

Tripod Table – Part 1

A couple of years ago a friend of mine asked me to make a sign for the restaurant his wife worked for. Unfortunately, within a couple weeks of starting the project he told me to stop because his wife no longer worked there. I’m glad I didn’t go any further with the project because it…

Shop Upgrade – Plane Rack

In between the  I veered off course a little for a couple things I’ve been wanting to do for quite some time now. First being a hand plane rack that is right beside the bench for when I need it. Over Christmas my wife bought me a Veritas Router Plane and with all the gift…

Walnut and Hickory Entry Table – Part 3

Wow, can’t believe it’s been 2 months to the day since the last update on this project. Over the Christmas holidays I was side tracked by all sorts of other projects in the shop. I got some new goodies from Lee Valley so ended up veering off and building new things and slowly neglecting this…

Walnut And Hickory Entry Table – Part 2

In Part 1 I finished up the very basic structure of the table but this is where the majority of the work is starting to happen. I haven’t been able to get a ton of time to work on it over the past couple weeks but it is slowly coming together in pieces. Once I had the…