Live Edge Dining Table with Benches
This table was made from beetle killed Blue Spruce Pine that was milled by myself with my stihl 880 Chainsaw mill. This customer wanted something custom to match his style in a new home. I used 4x2 steel tube and 4" steel plate to create the legs, and 2" square tube to create the bench legs. The cross strut between the table legs measures out to a 9"x12" diamond custom cut timber, and the cross strut on the benches are made from Iron Wood reclaimed from the old Interstate 294 through Chicago land. Yes those sound barrier walls used to be Iron Wood before we used concrete. This table is 8' long and 42" wide.
Distressed Kitchen Table
This build I utilized the love the client has for horses, and found an old barn window in western IL for the apron as I made the top with 1" Oak hand milled into 4/4 lumber by the same owner as the barn window. After prepping the table top I welded together a leg style similar to a picture the client showed me, and inset Oak panels into the ends and middle cross strut. With a Bright white finish and some extra distressing the client was blown away with how it looked like it was meant to live there in her kitchen.
Ash Featured Glass Coffee Table
This table was made from a storm damaged Ash tree. Since they are officially all dead in our region (40% of our canopy) I have a passion for saving and preserving as much Ash as I can. This started as a bench and soon after I finished I realized it was actually a table if I put a piece of glass on top. After I found 1/2 glass 6' long and 24" wide I placed it and brought it all together. This table has metal on the cross cut ends of the slab and is 3" thick. Its for sale on etsy, but Im not sure if I will let it go yet, as it looks too beautiful in my living room at the moment.