Making a Cherry Wood Table from a Log




From the cherry tree to a live edge, breadboard end, table. Just a quick video show the process from start to finish. A note about the breadboard ends: only the middle tennons are glued and the mortises toward the outside are large to allow for wood movement, mostly shrinkage in this case as the wood still has a lot of moisture. Have fun woodworking and good luck!

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41 Comments

  1. Charise Parker
    August 10, 2017
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    that a beautiful table and piece of art! i love it

  2. Red Poppy Ranch
    August 14, 2017
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    Love the table.

  3. Sten Muchow
    August 18, 2017
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    what kind of nazi downvotes this… awesome work!

  4. StephenNu9
    September 10, 2017
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    Cherry is such an excellent wood to make furniture with. The only thing I would have done different is mortise and tenon to hold the top. The central brace is clever.

  5. Joanne Nardoni
    September 11, 2017
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    Stunning

  6. Luis Stanker
    September 27, 2017
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    Wow laddie… THATS a table 👏👏👏😉

  7. Richard Schaffling
    September 28, 2017
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    Beautiful table

  8. c dawg
    October 2, 2017
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    NICE!!!!!! I am trying to build a table out of a fallen oak tree, and a door also….

  9. Jesse Seidel
    October 2, 2017
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    Just wow. Well built..

  10. WV591
    October 22, 2017
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    oh yeah. tu

  11. Keith Flanagan
    October 25, 2017
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    I absolutely adore your work bud, What is that biscuit joiner type of tool that you're using, I prefer the look of the peg like dowels than the biscuity type things for table of that weight.. How would I search for one by name on the net, thanks again and keep up the good work.

  12. Strelok88
    October 29, 2017
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    what did you use to seal it?

  13. Dean Waddington
    November 1, 2017
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    wonderful.

  14. Roberto Ercole
    December 6, 2017
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    Non sono interessato

  15. Lord Dandurn
    December 6, 2017
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    My kind of guy. Kicking ass while wearing shorts.

  16. peter Van den Branden
    December 8, 2017
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    Very nice work ,bro

  17. perrymac
    December 10, 2017
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    I like how you put the live edges on both ends.

  18. Jeff Nagy
    December 12, 2017
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    How long from slicing log on saw mill, until you began fabrication? Were you concerned about warping/cupping?

    Thanks, jeff

  19. Alex Neumann
    December 15, 2017
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    well done

  20. Kovačević Dobrina
    December 19, 2017
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    Thats awesome. Some of the pinheads are concerned about splitting. It won’t split because of the way it is assembled and also the thickness of the boards. Also the type of rip makes a huge difference.

  21. blonde lebanese
    December 20, 2017
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    I love it! What a gorgeous fucking table!! I sure wish I could find a man that is so talented. I’m an artist, I paint and draw so it means a lot to me that a guy have some creative spirit. You do beautiful work, sir. I really love the live edge…so much natural beauty. 🤗

  22. NucleaR_EFECT
    December 22, 2017
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    la viteza asta … cine intelege ???

  23. Philipp Raths
    January 7, 2018
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    heey dude, first realy nice tabel you made looks pretty sweat.
    I have a question I have to make a thing (sorry my english is limited) to finish my carpenter school i was thinking about a tabel wit the natural edge, you have some usefull tips for me?

  24. Shawn MacLeod
    January 8, 2018
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    What did you use as a finish ? polyurethane?

  25. Kurt Cooper
    January 9, 2018
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    Beautiful table!!! How did you make it? I'm @ the optometrist getting fitted for speedo glasses…… Lol

  26. duda202
    January 15, 2018
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    How much and where can I buy one?

  27. rats arsed
    January 15, 2018
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    Nice work bench. Could stand some holes for your hold-down clamps, but that can wait till you get the vise mounted.

  28. John Cain
    February 5, 2018
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    Guys the best website i found so far to learn everything about woodworking
    is TopFineWoodworking. Com  Recommend to all you guys

  29. Don181, your a f***ing Neanderthal!
    February 7, 2018
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    Love wood.

  30. Maurizio Di Girolamo
    February 12, 2018
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    Really good work with a wonderful music!

  31. Stu Stewart
    February 16, 2018
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    Very nice table indeed ! Only one point I would like to make here , and that is its not a good idea to secure the top of any table to the bottom supports (legs, table frame ,or as in this case the full wood supports with screws and or glue.  Wood ( especially this size wood ) will move within itself from season to season, and will most likely crack, or warp because the tension has no place to go . Best way is to drill over size holes in the support pieces from under the table leaving the wood ability to move within the over sized hole when it needs to . Another thought if the top needs to be refinished at any time during is life ,simply unscrewing and lifting off the top in this case is not possible without removing the pegs driven in from the top.  Just making a suggestion here ( from experience) and not trying to belittle anyone !      Stu.

  32. endurance
    February 21, 2018
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    just wondering what the finish you used was? was it danish oil ? beautiful table

  33. Tim Buck II
    February 24, 2018
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    Beautiful job!

  34. Alex Dihes
    February 28, 2018
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    Well, one guy tried to make a table and got a coffin finally. What an ugly and tasteless piece!

  35. Chris Rosch
    March 3, 2018
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    how long does it approx. take to do this and how much does it cost? 🙂

  36. Starr Myres
    March 6, 2018
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    Go to woodprix webpage if you'd like to build it yourself.

  37. Nikki Brooks
    March 19, 2018
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    What time of gloss/ polish did you use?

  38. alvaroeguzman
    March 21, 2018
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    Great work! I wish you had not sped up (is that a word?) the video so much. We can hardly appreciate its true merit. On the other hand, rather than the music you could explain a little about mortises, tenons, etc., for those of us less skilled, and in the process avoid being criticized. You can be really proud of the nice furniture you are making. Congratulations!

  39. Hilario Romero
    April 9, 2018
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    Music is so messy

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