The table portion was obtained from a friend’s property. Wood for the legs were built from Cherry obtained at a local mill. The cracks were strengthened with walnut butterflies outline using holly wood as inlay.
The legs are curved in one dimension and tapered in the other. They were constructed from solid strips of 8/8 cherry measuring 2.5″x2″x25″ (before cutting). The legs are mounted using cross pieces at the top to which the legs are attached via dovetailing. The two cross pieces are 50% lap-joined. The top of the leg dovetail is glued to a cross piece end. The cross pieces are not glued together and they are screwed to the bottom of the table top with 1/4-20 bolts into brass threaded inserts (1/2″ dia x 1/2″ long).
The voids in the table top are filled with a deep-pour epoxy resin. Before the deep pour, wood in the cracked areas were brushed with a table-top epoxy to seal the wood. Final finish includes a couple of coats of 100% shellac followed by several coats of polyurethane and finalized by buffing with a cutting cream/polish.