I’m Betting $30,000 on this Table

Thank you Shopify for Sponsoring this video: Start a business with Shopify today http://shopify.com/foureyes REFERENCED VIDEOS ▸ Hall Table he loved – https://youtu.be/GWwUg5PL-9M ▸ Coffee Table he didn’t – https://youtu.be/KLgdWGEPtic ▸ The Desk – https://youtu.be/T3cwKyFLP28 ABOUT THIS VIDEO Building a big dining table, from a pair of walnut slabs, for a client. This is the centerpiece of a set of furniture and I need to use this one to tie all three pieces together in the best way possible. #epoxyresin #LiveEdgeTable #woodworking WOODWORKING PLANS / PROJECT COURSES ▸ https://www.foureyesfurniture.com/plans ▸ Wood Movement Calculator – https://kmtools.com/pages/wood-movement-calculator MATERIALS ▸ Slab from GL Veneer – https://bit.ly/GL-iiii ▸ Hardwood from Woodworkers Source – https://bit.ly/lumber-iiii ▸ Epoxy from “Total Boat” – https://www.totalboat.com/product/thickset-fathom-deep-pour-clear-casting-epoxy/ ▸ Metal Legs & Colorful C-channel – https://semiexact.com/ TOOLS ▸ Kreg Adaptive Cutting System – https://bit.ly/FoureyesKPP ▸ Kreg Workbench – LINK COMING SOON ▸ Rockler Portable Drill Guide – bit.ly/Drill-Guide ▸ Rockler Project Mat (for keeping glue off your workbench) – http://bit.ly/iiii-ProjectMat ▸ Rockler Table Saw Cross Cut Sled – https://bit.ly/iiii-crosscut COMMISSION A PIECE OF CUSTOM FURNITURE ▸ https://www.foureyesfurniture.com/for-sale FOLLOW ▸ Subscribe | https://goo.gl/oVdN4f ▸ Patreon | https://www.patreon.com/ChrisSalomone ▸ Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/foureyesfurniture/ ROCKLER “TRY THAT” CHALLENGE INFO The Rules – Build a woodworking project where you try something new that you’ve always wanted to try. Track your progress and share final pictures on IG using the hashtag #RocklerTryThatChallenge. We encourage you to also share a video on YouTube (though that’s not a requirement).

Entries must be submitted by December 31, 2023 at 11:59 pm PST. You can include other materials beyond wood, but your project should incorporate and feature some sort of wood. Read the official rules here – https://www.rockler.com/try-that-challenge 0:00 Intro 3:03 The Solution 5:06 Attaching the Slabs 7:12 The Whole Design 8:45 The Struggle of Thick Wood 9:48 I Love Mean Comments! 10:31 Convincing the Client I am Right 16:07 Making the Stretchers 17:52 My Worst Nightmare 20:21 Best Advice for Beginners 21:55 3 Cool Projects 22:38 The Moment of Truth

20 thoughts on “I’m Betting $30,000 on this Table”

  1. Thank you for watching! Here are the most common questions I am getting:

    1. *Some version of “You can see the bolt heads in the C-channel. You should have hid them”*
    I agree…it would be better if you couldn’t see them. This would be an easy fix. Just recess the C-channel more deeply into the slab. Unfortunately this slab was already getting pretty thin, and I didn’t want to risk bursting through the top.
    And also…this is much more noticeable in video than it is in real life. In video I tend to get a lot of lower shots to show off the details of the table. To actually see the bolts in real life your eye has to be equal to or lower than the underside of the table. So…not a huge deal in my opinion.

  2. I am not a wood worker. I will never be a wood worker as I don’t have a creative bone in my body and I am disabled so even if I wanted to, I could not handle tools on wood. However, I never miss a video as it so satisfying to watch a beautiful piece of furniture come to life. I also love the commentary as it is so easy to understand and also entertaining. Please keep up the good work! Love from Ireland 💚☘

  3. hopefully your client like the pieces, they were beautiful, but I have a problem with giving the client an out to not purchase an item that they gave you artistic license to build. Maybe I have been burned too many times, with clients wanting refunds or for me to cut a bill (I do engineering). Living in a small community I couldn’t afford to have one person start spreading the word I did them wrong so I did what I needed to do. Simply put I said no and took some of them to court. I have also made a mantra of telling them, their perception of how things will be built don’t necessarily mean site conditions will allow it. Hopefully even with pieces clients don’t like at least they pay for the materials and you get the piece back.

  4. Great video. Great project. I disagree with the “Build bigger” concept for beginning woodworkers. If you are new and you want to be a well rounded wood worker, you have to start with the basics. Everything is built from the basics. There is no getting around it. If a new woodworker can hone their skills with more simple designs, projects, and less overwhelming projects, they will have that foundation of skills they can apply to the next project and then the next. Soon, they will be building tables and other furniture or complex designs. Their basic skills will help. They will provide a starting point and even an ending point.

    Again, great project and a great turnout. Thanks so much for sharing.

  5. Just curious… in the struggle of thick wood section you mention cutting on the table saw and leaving an edge… I noticed your low ply plywood 3/4″ It looked like you were left with a ledge somewhere between 1/2″ and 5/8″ … Why not go buy some Euro board or high ply 1/4″ birch… Drop your overall height enough to clear the blade or get a lot closer? a 40″ square sheet of 1/4″ ply would have more than enough strength and rigidity to slide over your table say… Wax the backside slightly and you’re off.

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