The customer project was shared from the Windsor Plywood Langley store.
The following pictures is from the first cut of the slab, to the finish product. The materials used for this project was poplar lumber and plywood, paint and the Mappa slab.
All were purchased from Windsor Plywood Langley. The customer, Kim, personally built and finished all aspects of this project. For more information, contact Kim at his company: Kimwood Specialty Building.
A special mention to Langley LED for the great job installing the LED lighting.
The ever talented Gellhaus Woodworks bought a beauty piece of Berlinia from Windsor Plywood Sherwood Park and wrapped it with a Wenge edge. Below was the picture gallery and information from the owner, Bart. For more fantastic pictures of furniture, be sure to check out Gellhaus Woodworks, the Instagram #gellhauswoodworks and Facebook page.
“The Folded Berlinia Table is made from solid Berlinia and trimmed with Wenge. This piece has a wealth of complex lines and angles. It provides a ton of interesting negative space and was intended to look like a single piece of wood that has been “simply” folded into shape. The two pieces of Berlinia that I used had nice bright sapwood on one side, so I joined the pieces with the sapwood in the middle to create a stripe that the viewer can follow around and throughout the whole piece. The tables measures:42″ x 22″ x 15 1/2″.
This piece is currently for sale in the “For Immediate Sale” area of the website. It has been signed and numbered personally by me.”
The following story and pictures were sent in from Ken from Lake Country, BC. Ken is a frequent visitor to the Windsor Plywood in Vernon.
“I have been doing various wood projects for the past 10 years. Mainly for my family, such as self designed cradles and sit on toy boxes.
This summer, I got a chance to buy (7) Black Walnut slabs from a local mill in Summerland, BC.
From these, I built the live edge coffee table and end table. It is the first time that I have worked with this type of rough slabs and took a bit of time to match up the slabs for the table tops and legs. I used my camera and took pictures of each slab and then printed them out. By cutting the slabs out of the paper and matching, it was a good method to develop the tables.
The slabs were narrow enough, that it was possible to use a power planner to smooth out the mill saw teeth marks on both sides of the slabs. From there, use a band saw to cut to length of the table tops. Removed the bark using a right angled grinder with a concrete grinding disk and to shape the live edge curves that I wanted in the tables. Then used the small handheld belt sander and orbital sander to finish the shapes and table tops. Sanding down to 220 grit and using a light and magnifying glass to check for sanding marks.
The legs took some time to design, cut out and finish, using the same tools. Then the tables were sealed with wood conditioner and have 4 coats of gloss Polyurethane. It was hard work to not get runs, so had to sand some of those out with each coat.
I had started to build these for my wife, but there has been interest in purchasing them from a couple people, so if the price is right, I may sale them and then build another set for my wife.
The project was fun and being the first time working with this type of wood, there was a lot of time spent looking at the slabs and then slowly cutting them out and designing how to put them together, overall hours were in the 80 hours per table.
The walnut candle holders were from scrap and for our RV Trailer.”
Thank you Ken for sharing this project with your fellow woodworkers.
Steve from the Cranbrook Windsor Plywood store sent in these pictures of a table he made from a piece of Olive wood, an old riverbank stump and a railway spike. The railway spike was used to level out the table.
Pictures of before and after. Using 2 tele-posts as the bar forms. We used a biscuit joiner and glued these two pieces of live edge cedar together to make our bar. A little sanding and of course 2 part epoxy to finish and VOILA! We love it.
This fantastic project was sent in from Erin and Nick of Langley, BC. It’s a handmade, Fir Harvest Table with an Ebony stain. It was completed as a wedding gift for a friend.
• Solid Fir extension harvest table with a butterfly leaf.
• Measures 72″ x 48″, with a 2′ extension making it 96″ x 48″ when extended. The leaf folds into and stores in the table.
• Table is my design, and it took Nick approximately 30 hours to build. I did the finishing which took about another 5 hours (not counting drying time ho ho ho!).
Nick is a carpenter that works at Cedar Siding Contracting doing exterior siding, building envelope, and other such carpentry jobs. This is Erin and Nicks first dining table, but the couple did complete a similar type of design/build/finish teamwork with a couple of side tables.
Notice the number of board feet written in white on the end of the boards. i.e. 52, 23, 25.8. Live Edge lumber is priced per the board foot (example $15.00/bd. ft). The main reason is that each tree is different and therefore the sizes can range.
Live edge roasted curly Red Birch lumber. The wood has actually been roasted to add color and character to the wood. Product of New Brunswick, with exceptional figuring. Creates a fantastic discussion piece for fireplace mantals, bar tops, shelves and more. No two pieces are alike, so, no worries about your neighbour copying your idea!
Most pieces are 3″ thick x 14″ wide x 12′ lengths
Live edge (the side with/without bark on it) is on both sides
Steve, the owner from the Cranbrook store and his staff all worked on this project in there spare time. He commented that they had about 6 hours into the production of the table project. (The drying in-between coats took about 8 hours.)
The curly maple live edge wood was left over from a broken piece from a fireplace mantle. A section of Bubinga,Spanish cedar and Wenge were then added. Black epoxy was used for the inlay. Retails for $499.00 Cdn.