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post #1 of 7 Old 04-17-2017, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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what kind of legs for natural edge tables?

My sister just got a new place, and the previous owner left behind some pretty substantial slabs. 6 2-3' diameter and 2-3" thick, and one that's still on the trunk that's 3-4' in diameter and atleast 6" thick (didn't measure anything, just eyeballing)
These would make some excellent tables I thought, I'm just trying to figure out what kind of legs would look good on them.
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post #2 of 7 Old 04-18-2017, 08:44 PM
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Pedistal with cabio legs (3)
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Something simplistic, like just simple straight legs. Maybe even metal. You basically don't want anything to distract the eyes from the complexity of the slab.

Measure 6 times, cut 3. Plane it down wrong and go buy a second board.
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Here's a Build I done a few years back.....maybe it'll give you some inspiration for yours!!!
PICK 3.....Maple Cookies

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I'll be putting together natural-edge tables as well once the wood is dry, and I've been asking the same question. What kind of legs?

On Etsy, the most popular option by far is some kind of metal leg...sometimes hairpin, somethings a thicker bracket-shape. Myself, I can't imagine using something so artificial to complete something so natural. The dichotomy just doesn't work for me. I'll probably end up doing simple wooden legs for most, but for my family I might go with something a little more elaborate, like this. It makes sense to not want to draw attention from the slab, but using hairpin legs won't do it for me.
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A couple styles I have done. I like to mix the live edge material with milled lumber.


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MM I like the first pic with the through mortise & tenons. Thanks for showing.
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