September 20, 2021

Woody Woodworking

and its tools

$9000 Giant Wood Slab Desk — One Man Woodworking Shop

2 min read

This comically oversized slab desk build is thanks to Skillshare. The first 1,000 people to use this link will get a 1 month free trial of Skillshare: https://skl.sh/blacktailstudio07211
This live edge walnut desk started out as a massive 65" wide single slab of locally salvaged Bastogne walnut. Not just any Bastogne though. This particular slab was so nice that it was stashed by the mill owner until they ran out of room and finally decided they were willing to sell it to me. Working closely with my client we added features like bow tie/dutchman joints across the crack, very unique handmade table legs, and I even added a rather cutting edge ceramic wood finish. I hope you like it, let me know if you have any questions!

Related videos and blogs:
One-on-one consultation: https://www.blacktailstudio.com/shop/consultation
How to finish a table: https://www.blacktailstudio.com/blog/how-to-finish-a-table
Bow tie inlay (no talking) https://youtu.be/7W8I0aUMdQY

Items used in this video:
Ceramic:
Black Forest Ceramic Finishing Kits

Table legs: https://flowyline-official.myshopify.com/?rfsn=5707840.6acb09c
C-channels: https://conceptthirteen.ca?ref=btjrt2lvnw8g
Angle grinder: https://amzn.to/3pu2iXZ
Aggressive wire wheel: https://amzn.to/3jUNYqk
Festool Track Saw: https://www.festoolusa.com/products/sawing/track-saws
Liquid glass epoxy (deep/slow): https://amzn.to/3s6GROb
Table top epoxy (touch-ups/fast): https://amzn.to/3asufLq
CA glue: https://amzn.to/3tiiKNu
Kutzall ball nose burr: https://amzn.to/3s0iGAG
Mold caulk: https://amzn.to/3k5KukY
Mold release: https://amzn.to/2Znle01
Black dye: https://amzn.to/3s2BIXv
Paddle mixer (small): https://amzn.to/2NyR8Eb
Mafell track saw: https://www.timberwolftools.com/mafell-k85ec-circular-saw
Threaded inserts: https://conceptthirteen.ca?ref=btjrt2lvnw8g
Festool Router: https://amzn.to/3cUeHBf
Roundover bit: https://amzn.to/3uwTwv0
Cheaper router alternative: https://amzn.to/37jeC7d
Carbide scraper: https://amzn.to/3pyAwJQ
Lightstick (now $55): https://amzn.to/3faMWFu
Mesh sandpaper: https://amzn.to/3ptVj1k
Table finish: https://amzn.to/3bBBz6J
Raw wood cleaner: https://amzn.to/3auLsnK
Gem buffer: https://amzn.to/2N6qWRt
Photography light (similar): https://amzn.to/2RjiMqp
Countersink: https://amzn.to/3k50ROE
White buffing pads: https://amzn.to/3u85vzV
Maroon pads: https://amzn.to/2Ng1YyX
Furniture bolts: https://amzn.to/2NdDAOg
Scraper: https://amzn.to/3iaxiM8

0:00 Intro
1:05 Slab cleanup
2:04 (initial) Slab flattening
2:58 Partial epoxy form
3:59 Filling wood crack with resin
4:56 (final) Slab flattening
5:30 Touch-ups and sponsor talk
6:58 Recessing table leg mounting plates
8:08 Bow-tie inlay
10:57 Live-edge cleanup
12:13 Filling tiny pits and imperfections
12:49 First coat of finish
14:15 Second coat of Rubio Monocoat
15:16 Black Forest Ceramic finish
17:50 Final reveal of the live edge desk and costs

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