Shed Tabletop Installed

sticker table complete1

The completed Demonstration Table is just over 14′ long

Yesterday I installed the top to my Demonstation Table for Shed. The table will spend the next year in Cindy’s studio warehouse in Healdsburg while the building is under construction nearby. By this time, the stickered wood comprising the base will be dry, and turned into auxiliary tabletops for the SHED cafe, to flank the Demonstration Table, which will be installed with a new batch of freshly milled wood when the building is ready.

The completed table is just over 14′ long, with a base of pecan, stickered to dry, and a top of solid sycamore, milled from a Sacramento street tree. For now, the top has ‘live’ edges, and varies in width from about 38″ to about 46″. We may decide to trim at least one of the edges square, but will explore scenarios around the table before a decision is made. Next, I will finish the sycamore top in situ, with multiple coats of a durable, non-toxic polymer made from whey, a by-product of cheese manufacturing.

To read more about the details, process and background behind my Demonstration Table for Shed, please click here.

sycamore grain

the sapwood of sycamore has a lovely, lacey pattern

butterfly

I inlaid an 8″ ‘butterfly key’ to keep a check from growing at the base of the slab.


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