Live Edge Hall Table
It’s been a while since I posted a furniture project. This one is inspired by the work of Geoffrey Warner that was featured on the back corner of Fine Woodworking #222. I particularly like the motion in his design, and the combination of the natural edge top, the clean lines of the arches and mostly straight legs for some reason made me think of a railway bridge crossing through the wilderness. Fine Woodworking did a narrated photo slide show that shows off Geoffrey’s work.
This one was a gift for my sister and brother in law. It features a live edge top that I flattened with a router sled and a laminated arch on the base. This is walnut with a clear danish oil finish and a bit of wax. The top is hand planed, and I textured the edges with a wire brush chucked in my drill. I deliberately left a few light tool marks from my smooth plane on the top to give it a slightly more rustic feel than some of my previous stuff.