A couple of months ago, a local couple approached me looking for a characterful table top for a metal base they were having made. I invited them to visit my shop and they picked out this slab of elm.
I flattened the top side of the slab and filled the voids with resin. I inlaid a pair of dovetail keys across the void at one end of the table (seen below).
Elm has been one of the more unique woods I’ve used and I really enjoyed working with it. It was even more magical than usual when I applied the first coat of finish and watched all the colours pop. There was a wide range of colours in the elm and lots of small voids which provided a lot of interest.
Although there wasn’t much sculpting to be done, this table top was still one of my favourites. It was just so beautiful!
The clients are really happy with the table and they tell me that it complements their home. Hearing that always makes me happy. I’m also happy that I have more elm slabs for future projects.