This Wood Used to Get Burned, Now It's The Most Expensive

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    Blacktail StudioBlacktail Studio
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    I make a 96" (2.5m) dining table from a slab of salvaged Oregon Black Walnut and epoxy resin. A few ups and downs through this build, but in the end, it all works out. I hope you enjoy the build, let me know if I can do better.

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    Items used in this build:
    Deep pour epoxy:
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    0:00 Intro
    1:17 Awkwardly unloading
    2:20 Tip for working with clients
    3:15 Track saw and track saw alternative
    4:55 Removing bark and rot
    7:01 Sealing edges and top with epoxy
    9:14 Properly measuring dye
    10:53 Second epoxy pour
    12:00 Turtle story
    12:55 Flatting epoxy table
    14:35 New table base
    16:00 Rotex sander vs belt sander vs finish sander
    16:48 Table finishing
    18:35 Rare cameo
    19:01 Delivery day
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When I first saw this slab I wasn't expecting such a colorful texture with "RED" lines running through it. I want to say this is one of the favorites so far.

arawtgabi +12

Red. For a standard size (6 person) dining table, how thick should the wood be when making an epoxy table? Love your work, hopefully one day I can make one.

21 天 前
Nicolas Landry +20
Nicolas Landry

The idea of a tool/shop share database is great! It would really help the new shops that are getting going.

21 天 前
Ford GT +6
Ford GT

Really enjoyed this video and the whole process as I've always wondered how these tables were made. To me I see a little reddish brown in certain areas but that adds some nice character to it IMO. This table is gorgeous though!!

ZE EM +4

That's really cool you and your dad are still doin stuff together. I wish I knew how that felt. Your tables are so great. You should be very proud.

Nate Wehunt +7
Nate Wehunt

Red. I’m shocked those pieces of wood come from the same tree! Thanks for the videos. Just curious, in elapsed time, how long does a table like this take? Not hours you worked, but all the different curing periods, etc…. Very cool stuff.

Destiny Miller +293
Destiny Miller

A database of shops would be awesome, especially for smaller shops that are hard to find and aren't in the position to advertise.

Donna Mealy +1
Donna Mealy

What a gorgeous slab. I really love your work.

21 天 前
Lynn S +1
Lynn S

Absolutely gorgeous wood! Great job ♥️

Kaj +3

Red. Great video and beautiful table. I just wanted to ask, when pouring epoxy to the bucket have you tried doing the swirling method? I think you can save a lot more time doing that, than just waiting 😁

21 天 前
r7j7t7 +2

Absolutely gorgeous. I can't help you with the red though....I'm partially red green colorblind as well! Looking forward to the virtual workshop. Thanks for sharing your serious wealth of knowledge and experience.


Good job man

Tetreault Hank +6
Tetreault Hank

As s long time woodworker myself and lover of walnut I believe it’s perfect and I honestly do not see the red in it myself, Only the beautiful chocolate brown and the deeper colored heartwood. In my opinion, I see nothing but complements and an awe struck customer . Beautiful table and I too love the base you chose. Thank you for letting us enter your shop snd watch you create this .

Lee Couldwell +3
Lee Couldwell


21 天 前
Daniel Rodriguez
Daniel Rodriguez

Love just watching you do your art and seeing how it comes out

Bentley Pascoe +4
Bentley Pascoe

Red , but barely so. Personally I love the color in this slab, it's precisely what I would want in walnut if I were getting a piece of furniture made like this - lovely work!


Moving the heavy slabs around, have you considered using a "engine hoist". It will save your back a lot of grief later on and might make it easier for you to move them around quicker. just a few soft webbing slings and an extending bar for the slings. Might be worth looking into. Thanks for sharing your work, great job.

John Wilmington +34
John Wilmington

I’d suggest that you show them this table. If they want, you could stain away the reds, but I’m gonna bet they’ll love it this way. Really beautiful.