Badass live edge walnut conference room table

We just delivered a walnut conference room table and I have been doing my best to describe it. I feel like it’s a bit aggressive and perhaps a little braggy, but after I show the photos, I get agreement on the word “badass”.

It started with a sketch from the customer (a pretty good one, by the way) of what he envisioned. I didn’t know at the time how it would go together, but I don’t worry about pesky details, so I just got to work.

Up first was how to fasten the top to the base and second, whether or not the base would need to break down for transport. Although it isn’t necessary for it to breakdown, I thought it would be cool if it could. After Jeff, our resident builder and CNC guy had the idea to use bed rail hardware, I realized the base could go together and break down without tools or visible hardware, and I knew I had to do the same for the top.

I messed with lots of different ways to attach the live edge top(s) and finally ended up with a sliding spline joint that allowed it to completely assemble without tools. As I worked on it, I got more drawn into and obsessed with the assembly part and didn’t really get a chance to appreciate how pretty it was until the final assembly at the customer’s office. Even if the design isn’t for you, I think you’ll agree – it’s badass.

Click on the link below to watch the video of the table build from picking out the wood through the delivery.

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About wunderwoods

Hi! My name is Scott Wunder and I am the owner of WunderWoods Custom Woodworking. We build wine cellars, built-ins and furniture from local woods, here in St. Louis, MO. Recently, I finished a three-year term as the President of the St. Louis Woodworkers Guild, which had me writing a monthly article for our newsletter. I love to write, especially about wood, and found that I still had more to say. Every day I run into something wood related that I realize some of my customers don't know and this seems like a great forum for sharing what I have learned (instead of telling the same story to each person). The main thing to remember is that I try to keep it light and as my wife always reminds people that have just met me, "He is joking."

4 responses to “Badass live edge walnut conference room table”

  1. Jeff Zeis says :

    Nice production quality!

    Jeff Zeis 

    C 314 440 8205

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    From: WunderWoods
    Date: Sunday, January 9, 2022 at 11:06 AM
    To: Jeff Zeis
    Subject: [New post] Badass live edge walnut conference room table
    wunderwoods posted: ” We just delivered a walnut conference room table and I have been doing my best to describe it. I feel like it’s a bit aggressive and perhaps a little braggy, but after I show the photos, I get agreement on the word “badass”. It started with a sketch “

  2. John Stevens says :

    Your right that is one badass table look amazing

  3. WESLEY FORDYCE says :

    That’s extremely cool Scott! How lucky to be able to work with fine tools and materials! I’d like to put our heads together and figure out what to do with all the great ash trees we soon will need to harvest. Stay healthy! Wes Fordyce

    Sent from high on a windy hill.

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  4. Betsy Heck says :

    This is TOTALLY BADASS! Love it! Loved the video, too. 🙂 Betsy

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