Live Edge Waterfall Coffee Table

About: Former NFL Offensive lineman turned Furniture maker. I am self taught and sharing my experiences with the world!

In this video I build a Live Edge Waterfall Coffee table with metal bowtie inlays and an aluminum leg.

Building slab furniture has become somewhat of a passion for me. Over the last few years I have literally built dozens of pieces from slabs. In this build I link up with Woodpeckers, to premiere their brand new Slab Flattening Jig . When I saw the options for the slabs to test out the jig, this ambrosia maple slab caught my eye. So I went to work getting down to a usable thickness, and as the voids and color in the wood came to life, I knew I had to turn it into A Live Edge Waterfall Coffee Table .

Working with live edge slabs is a blast. It is also super easy and can really allow some amazing wood, that wouldn't make it into spec lumber, to be used as a statement piece. I got this concept for A Live Edge Waterfall Coffee Table from the wood itself. I had no clue what I was going to do with this slab until I had it milled flat and water popped it. Sometimes, you have to play with the hand you're dealt. And in this project, I was throw pocket Aces.

If you want to see how I do it, check out the full video here!



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    3 months ago

    Hi John,

    I love your projects and your videos are fantastic.

    Just a reminder -- in order to have projects published as an Instructable we do require a full written step-by-step process to accompany videos. : )

    If you want as much exposure on your Instructables as possible, the featuring guidelines offer a lot of helpful tips:

    The secret is to teach the reader by sharing all the information necessary so the reader could duplicate your project. Cut dimensions where applicable, outlining tips and tricks of specific techniques, and so on . . are all extremely helpful aspects to include to help make your projects featurable.

    If you have questions at any time, feel free to hit me up. Happy to help in any way. Cheers!

    Sam (seamster)
    Instructables Community Manager