Big Mesquite Table – Part 1

For those of you who have been seeing my big table here in the shop, I am nearly finished! It will be here at least a week or two in case anyone wants to take a look. It weighs close to 2,000 pounds.

End view


Center of table

The client will be bringing a semi-truck flatbed which we will set it on. And I’ll build a crate for it to ride to California in. I have about 9 gallons of epoxy resin filling the various voids and cracks. I used about one and a half pounds of Turquoise stone for the inlay of the company’s logo.

Gluing Turquoise

I had a local blueprint company print it for me full scale and then traced it onto the table top.

Paper logo

The irregular shape of the inlay prevented me from using a straight edge or guide so I did it freehand. The inlay is 45″ tall and took me most of a day just to cut the recess. I did use a hand-held laminate trimmer which I suppose can be called a handheld tool…. It does have a cord though.

groove for turquoise

There are more pictures to come, but I need to go and check on the table again to make sure it’s drying correctly without fingerprints! 🙂


3 Responses to Big Mesquite Table – Part 1

  1. DAVID DALTON April 13, 2019 at 3:30 PM #

    Beautiful !! I hope to come up this week to see it. Thanks for keeping us up to date on this great project.

    What days will you be in the shop? I know it’s Easter week. Maybe the nex week would be better?

    • Mark Borman April 14, 2019 at 10:59 PM #

      Hi Dave,
      It seems it will be here for at least two weeks. Yes with Easter this week is bit busy, Next week is probably better. Have a great week!

  2. James Stephen April 14, 2019 at 4:55 PM #

    That is beautiful, amazing work. I’ve been fascinated with wood working for a long time; unfortunately I never had the time to really get into it.
    I really enjoy watching the different projects as they progress on these emails; please keep them coming.