Mesquite Conference Table

This one is not really a class, but I thought I’d show some pictures of my current project. I’m making a mesquite conference table, roughly 6 feet wide and 22 feet long! It will have live edges and a trestle style base. The main difficulty I have on this piece is the logistics of moving it around, I figure it will weigh close to 2,000 lbs. If anyone has a good idea on how to pick it up, I’d be happy to hear.   🙂   I will be posting more pictures as I move along with it. Here is what I’m starting with, 11′ long Mesquite boards that are 2″ thick. I’m filling some cracks with epoxy, then jointing and planing them flat. I wonder how many times I can run epoxy through the planer before it dulls the knives?

Raw Mesquite planks

Epoxy on the boards

Epoxy is white when it gets planed.

3 Responses to Mesquite Conference Table

  1. J R. Allen October 2, 2018 at 12:50 PM #

    If your boards are 11 ft.long Figure out a way to join the length together that can be taken apart for transport. Mortise and tenon like a bread board, joinery with pegs. Just an idea.

  2. Larry Bevill October 2, 2018 at 2:16 PM #

    I’m guessing the answer to how many times before it dulls the knives is one time less than you need!

    • Mark Borman December 10, 2018 at 11:06 AM #

      HA! thats correct Larry 🙂