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Cedar Table

Wood inspires me. I bought this slab of Southern Red Cedar from a mill in Waldo, Florida last year and recently put it to use. We needed a small table next to our recliner where we could rest a cup of coffee and a book.

First I searched for a table with four legs at the right height. Yes, I can make legs but I wanted to spend my time and energy on the top. I found this sturdy, round table with peculiar elephant-like legs that were the ideal dimensions. The frame had a wide foot print so I cut it down to 14″ square, then arranged it under the slab to allow for a “waterfall” joint. ┬áThe shape of the slab looked like a puddle of cedar that would pour over the edge.