A longtime client was in search of something different for her dining room — something raw and earthy with room for several guests while narrow enough to bring them far closer together. Here’s what we designed, together.
This is a table in the most basic definition of the word: four legs and a top. No apron or stretchers to tie the legs together. A table stripped down to basics.
The legs are salvaged barn timbers. The top is quartersawn white oak, left roughsawn at the client’s request, though with the worst of the splintery texture smoothed. The structure is entirely dependent on massive mortise and tenon joints cut by hand, then glued and wedged.
For more on the construction, see my post at Popular Woodworking.