I am a jewelry designer with a love of all things beautiful. I am drawn to modern handcrafted lovelies. You will see them all as I discover them here on my blog. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Handmade Dining Table

I was just visiting DesignSponge and was inspired to show you my dining room table.

I made it 2 years ago. I took a woodworking class at Otis in the evening because we were in need of a new table and I couldn't find what I liked. I honestly had no prior woodworking skills which was very intimidating in the classroom. Everyone else's projects were small boxes. Seriously! Only one other guy was making a piece of furniture and he was an architect.

Anyways, I went down to Bonhoff lumber in Downtown LA and chose this wood because I liked the color, the thickness and the grain. Little did I know that Ash is one of the heaviest woods - it's what baseball bats are made out of. As separate planks they did not seem so heavy. Put all together as a table and wahlah! 300lbs. Yikes! Anyways, I still love the table and am proud that I made it. I was also pregnant when I made it which made it a tad difficult to lift:)


auroramae said...

Awesome! What a great story to also tell your kido.

Anonymous said...

Wow...It's quite lovely - What a keepsake as well.

Mom O Matic said...

You have incredible taste. I love your table, your jewelry..everything!

cflorestanis said...

What a beautiful table! And what a superwoman you are to have been hauling around all that heavy wood while you were pregnant! Fantastic! Otis is great!! I've been taking a welding class there on Saturday mornings for the last year and everyone there is so wonderful. I love your lovely blog!

Nicole Solo said...

I LOVE this table! Right up my alley, especially the DIY part!