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MAKE TIME CLOCK

Elijah Godfrey

For the past year, I have been working with Chap Ambrose, with Fractured Atlas on the Make Time Clock project. In a nutshell, and in my own words, this beautiful time piece allows one to keep track of various projects. Chap can explain it much better, so go check out the Kickstarter videos and website to see what all this clock can do. It's been a lot of fun working on the prototypes for this piece, and has allowed me to really perfect using my CNC Machine. Thank you to Chap for all the photos and videos. Take a look at the video below and browse through some of the photos.

 

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STUDIO TOUR | CULTURE MAP

Elijah Godfrey

"Dad's Shop" Photo by Heather Banks via Houzz.com

"Dad's Shop" Photo by Heather Banks via Houzz.com

A friend, who writes for Houzz, asked to come do a Studio Tour of my shop. She came, she shot, she wrote. Rather than me just blabbing in my non-skilled writing ways, I just direct you to her article, tat was recently featured on Culture Map | Austin. See the full article here, and give it a share if you don't mind! 

CLAY IMPORTS

Elijah Godfrey

I love packaging. So much so that I like to "shop" just to look at the packaging that products come in. I've even bought a product (a good one, of course) based on the packaging it came in. So, when Clay Imports, of Austin came to me with an idea to have "Tile Kits" made, I quickly jumped at it. So quickly that I turned these boxes around in 2 days. Yes, designed, prototyped and handbills these boxes that quickly. We were in kind of a time crunch, but I wasn't going to let that stop me from a fun project like this one, especially for a chance that their gorgeous cement tiles sit and ship out in one of my boxes. So, this is what I turned out. Being weight conscious, I went with a clear white pine for these boxes. And also featured on this box is our custom CNC Engraving, with the clients branding and text on the front and sides, as well as a few other locations.

If you have a packaging project you would like me to look into, please do not hesitate to contact me here. Or if you have an Engraving project (signage, lettering, artwork, etc), please contact us to build out your custom project.

VOX TABLE

Elijah Godfrey

The opening of this new restaurant, located in South Austin, was a joy to be a part of and the crew at Vox Table was a lot of fun to work with. The entire crew (owner, front of house, chefs, cocktail guy) showed up at my shop one day to look at different materials and talk design. We spent some time digging through wood and discussing their vision for the pieces they were commissioning me to build. After several samples, designs and discussion, we settled and began. They loved mixing the rawness of wood and history of weathered barn wood with the modern feel they had in the restaurant. I was honored with an invite to their soft opening and enjoyed some amazing food and fantastic cocktails. Please visit Vox Table page to see more of these beautiful pieces, and make sure to make your way down to South Lamar in Austin, and enjoy some great food.

More pics here.

HAWAII + WASHINGTON + TEXAS

Elijah Godfrey

I have a some good friends, Steve and Kris, that run a small business called Oneicity out of Seattlle...or just wherever they feel like traveling to on any given week. A few months ago, I received a phone call from Steve. He and Kris had just returned from a business trip to Hawaii. Pineapple this, surfboarding that…well, he goes on to tell me about this great coffee shop in Lihu'e on the island of Kauai and the great things they are doing in the small community there. He tells me he engages in a conversation with the shops owner, regarding their cold brew coffees and teas that they locally source, roast and brew right on the island. The conversation quickly turns to their tap system and the owner tells Steve that basically their handles were just quickly put together, and used just whatever was on hand and cheap (free). Steve brings my name into the conversation, sharing what I do brainstorming that I might be able to do to help Jeff get rad tap handles like he's been wanting. Because this shop's focus on the community and helping the people there, spending money on the tap handles wasn't high on the priority list.

Now…the coolest part to me of this whole story.

Steve, after mentioning my woodworking skills and hearing this coffeeshop owner's passion and story, tells Jeff that he and Kris wanted to commission me to build him tap handles. As a gift from Oneicity. On their dollar. A way to give back to this small business for all they've given in their local community. Jeff is stoked.

Steve calls me, asks if I'm interested. I say to him, "duh". He hands me off to Jeff. I sketch up a few ideas. I make handles. UPS takes them to Hawaii. Jeff installs them. Cold Brew comes out. Everyone wins. 

I love this story. It's simple. It's empowering. It's inspirational. It's a beautiful win for small businesses. It's crazy. It's beautiful. And I want to be a part of more of these stories. I love being able to connect with others, old friends and now new ones. Please go visit HaCoffeeBar and Oneicity on the web and read about what both of these small businesses are doing for the people they serve.

I hope you enjoy looking at these rad handles as much as I enjoyed making them.. I'm so happy with how they turned out. They are half handbuilt and half machined. If you have a signage/engraving project or know of someone that might, Second Chance Custom is the perfect place to start. Thank you for taking the time to visit.

Aloha!


Ha Coffee Bar
Lihu'e, HI

Materials: Douglas Fir + Maple + Dark Walnut + Loblolly Pine (Bastrop Fires of 2011)
Pics by Lisa Woods

Summer Boards

Elijah Godfrey

The Shop is now updated with these beautiful boards. I've been slowly working on these for the past few months in between custom projects. Each board was carefully pieces together and laid out. All of these boards are made with Reclaimed or Rescued wood. Whether it be from fall off from another project, rescuing it from the chipper pile or sustainably harvested from fallen trees, these are boards are handbuilt as sustainably as you can get. 

Each board is carefully finished with multiple cured coats of Food Safe Mineral Oil. So whether you decide to use it as a cutting board or serving platter or just beautiful decor in your home, feel confident it's safe you and your loved ones. With each purchase, you will receive my Board Care + Maintenance Tips to help keep your board looking beautiful for its long life.

Head on over to the STORE and get yours today before they're all gone.

McGregor - A Texas Cottonwood Table

Elijah Godfrey

From start to finish, this was one of my favorite builds. Gordon walked past an advertising install of mine, in a building in downtown Austin, everyday for quite a while before contacting me about building their new family dining table. It was through that install and a few months of following me on Instagram that helped convince him and his wife, Amanda, to have their table custom made by a local artisan. Gordon, being from Scotland and Amanda, from Australia, met here in Austin on a business trip about 15 years ago. Austin has been their home since then, and they wanted something local, something made here, something that helped them remember their life in Texas (not that they're planning to move). So, they contacted me to come out to the shop one day.

We had a great time! I’d actually taken my birthday off work and gone out with Amanda and some friends for lunch. We came around to the workshop that afternoon and got to see some of the other tables and pieces. It got us very excited about what this table could be. It was an added bonus on my birthday to get to share a beer (with Elijah), while examining the various types of wood and discussing the options for table styles!
— Gordon

After that initial meeting, I headed out to my friend Bill's house to scout out a slab of locally sourced rescued wood. We went back and forth a little between a few species and then finally landed on the Cottonwood. Cottonwood isn't known for being a very popular species to build furniture out of, mostly because of the intense finishing process that cottonwood requires. But I wasn't going to let that scare me away. I had actually been looking for an excuse to make a table out of this material for some time, and its tones and grains and imperfections were just what this family was looking for. So, I brought their slabs to the shop and started the process. From the time I started surfacing these slabs, through the intense sanding and onto the final coat of finish, this was one of the most satisfying pieces of wood that I've worked with. And the clients couldn't have been happier.

We felt very involved from the very first visit to the workshop where we got to learn about the various types of wood and construction techniques right up until the day we took delivery of the table. I particularly enjoyed the teaser photos on Instagram leading up to the delivery. It added to the sense of anticipation! We knew we would have a beautiful table but it was really cool to not know exactly what it would look like right until the very end.
— Amanda
We had been talking about buying a new dining table. So we both became very intrigued by this idea of shopping locally for a table and being involved in the creative process. I also particularly liked the idea of using reclaimed local wood. For sustainability as well as creating a memento piece that will forever represent our time in Austin. Not that we have any current plans to leave.
— Amanda
I think we really got something made that matched, and exceeded our expectations. It was great to be able to describe the sorts of features we were looking for (live edge, types of wood) and be part of the discussion with you on how the final table would end up. The alternative is wandering around many different stores or websites, trying to find something that never lives up to what you want.
— Gordon
I really enjoyed meeting the actual person who was creating the table. I think that really added to the whole experience. Knowing the artist. Seeing the workshop. I liked the anticipation of waiting to see the final piece. I enjoyed discussing options together and being a part of the whole process start to finish. I feel like we collectively have created the perfect piece for our family.
— Amanda

See the rest of the gallery here.

"I think every meal we've eaten at home, since the table arrived, has been around that table. Its beautiful and quickly becoming the center of our home." -Gordon

Materials: Texas Cottonwood + Oak (bowtie keys) + Steel
Finish: Water Based Poly + Black Powder Coat

Austin Stone Church

Elijah Godfrey

The Austin Stone Community Church wanted some big industrial cabinets to fit in their St. John campus in North Austin. I drew 3 elements from the existing space; Concrete, Steel and Maple Wood, to create these beautiful, heavy and industrial cabinets. The 2 pieces combined span 12' across, but also have the capability to be pushed side by side to create a large rectangle unit. Both feature heavy duty steel doors with steel hinges with enclosed shelving for storage. The heavy concrete top and steel frame sit on top of 6" heavy duty casters. I think we were able to bring those environmental elements into this piece nicely.

See the full gallery here.



Thunderbird Cafe + Tap Room

Elijah Godfrey

If you want one of the best sandwiches in town, go to Thunderbird. If you're looking for a great Latte, go to Thunderbird. If you'd like to have a fantastic selection of craft beers, go to Thunderbird. Basically, just get to Thunderbird and enjoy. It was fun being a part of their facelift last year, as I worked with the owner of Thunderbird and a local Interior Designer. I had the joy of building everything out of good old heavy solid American Oak. From the various sized Tables, to the Beer + Food Menu, the Merchandise Boxes and some Shelving, all things Oak. You really have to go visit this place in person (Koenig Lane) to appreciate this material, but for now, these pictures will have to do. But seriously, go visit them soon.

PROJECT ELEMENTS
Tables + Beer Menu + Food Menu + Beer Tap Handles + Merchandise Display Boxes + Bus Shelf + Exterior Cabinet + Rope Wall

Rescued Church Wood + Stand Up Desk

Elijah Godfrey

Whether it's being sat on, stored on a wall rack or being stood up against, this beautiful wood has made a long journey from its original home in West Texas, to its current residence, Dallas, via Austin, Texas. The reclaimed wood that I used for this project came from the church building that I grew up in, in West Texas. As young boy, I sat in the pews of this church building, made from this exact wood. (Probably getting in trouble or something from whispering during service.) Recently, that church decided to remodel and replace their pews with chairs, which rescuing wood is something I'm all about! I wished that I had known they were going to do this ahead of time, I would've taken a trailer back home and brought back every single board I could. But I didn't. Instead, my awesome dad rescued a dozen or so of these pews for me, dismantled them and loaded some of these beautiful Pine 4/4 boards up for me and brought them down to Austin

I've made several pieces using the rescued wood from these pews. Projects like the Kim | Dining Table and Ingram | Dining Table, as well as these cool Stools + Podium. I've also added random pieces in other projects here and there. It's been a lot of fun using this wood. Sadly, the supply of this wood has come to an end. The last of it is used on this beautiful Stand Up Desk for an old friend of mine in Dallas. He contacted me, asking if I'd make him a new desk for his office. He wanted something simple, large and one of a kind...and I think he got it. I assembled the last few boards I had on hand and put it on a black powder coated steel frame, and then added a fun touch with the Hudson Stripes (the original Hudson here). I finished it off with a removable Computer Display Stand and sent it off to Dallas.

Dan + Melissa = Responsible Consumers

Elijah Godfrey

I met Melissa and Dan and their sweet newborn for the first time at my shop a few months ago and immediately clicked with them. She mentioned to me that she had been following me for about a year on Instagram and loved the pieces I was making. They are in the middle of remodeling and redecorating their home. As we walked through my shop, they expressed to me how they were wanting to use local, good quality, sustainable resources to make their home beautiful and wanted me to be a part of that process. Melissa came across my Instagram feed by searching various hashtags: #austinlocalbusiness, #localbusiness, #localatx and #madeinaustin, just to name a few. After they had bought a few small items as Christmas gifts, we discussed making them a table top. And this is what I came up with. Upon delivery, they immediately fell in love with it, which steered our conversations to more fun projects in their beautiful south Austin home. You can check out all the photos here.

This couple is inspiring to me because they encourage me to continue creating and they remind me that I myself am a client of someone else. They remind me to shop locally, shop sustainably, shop small, and shop beautifully. It pays to research, whether its through Google or through Instagram or Facebook. Find an artisan, a creator, a maker that you like and admire, save up your money and purchase that new coffee table from them, not the big corporation. Let's be honest, their stuff isn't as good anyway. Its the small artisan (or most that I know and work with) that care about you, your piece and your true satisfaction. Trust me, it pays to research and to save up, and wait.

They had some fun too when I delivered it. (:

Clark Family Farmhouse Dining Table

Elijah Godfrey

I grew up with the Clark family in Dumas, Texas. My dad went to work with Clark Farms when we moved to Dumas when I was only a few months old. The Clarks had a really cool half section of land just outside of town, where they had their homestead set up on the one of the corners of this 320 acre half circle of farm land. This farm, this house, this piece of land was really a major memorial for me as a child. The Clark family was extremely involved in many areas of my upbringing and my feet ran on this soil quite a bit in all the years I lived in Dumas. From the snowy winters of getting the snow mobile out and riding it around, to the church wide functions like the Annual Corn Boil or the Sunday afternoon football games on the "football field", this was a place that many knew very well. The house that sat on this piece of land was built in 1965 and lived in by Wayne Clark and his family. Several years later, his son, Brent moved into this house with his wife and two daughters. One of those daughters, years later, grew up, got married and had a kid, and eventually took over the family home and made it hers, a 3rd generation home.

Last year, the family unfortunately discovered black mold in the home and had to make the decision to tear the home down. It was a sad time for entire family as they watched their home of 50 years being leveled to the ground.

My client's grandfather, Wayne, lived in this house for the longest, also grew up in a small town near Lubbock. On that farm, a couple old barns stood for many years and protected farm equipment, hay for the cows and other things used on the farm. As the Clark family discovered they were going to have to tear down the family farmhouse in Dumas, they also learned that these barns, near Lubbock, were going to be taken down as well. It was then, that Emmy decided she wanted to preserve these 2 iconic structures somehow, so I got a phone call.

We discussed building a very large farmhouse dining table that would sit in her her home, in the same place that the old family home was being taken down. She wanted this table to feature both the old house and the old barns from the farm her papa grew up on. And that's exactly what we did. She and her husband drove down in September with a trailer load of rescued wood, both from the house and the barns.

The table top is made entirely of the rescued barn and house wood from the Clark family. The steel base are made from mild steel. It measures 12' long and 4' wide. It was designed to seat 14 people comfortably. Features 2 - 6' Benches to that line one side of the table.

Band of Brands

Elijah Godfrey

I'm stoked to be a part of Newcastle Brown Ale's Band of Brands Ad Campaign. Thank you Newcastle for wanting to include me.

Go grab a Newcastle Brown Ale (if you're 21 of course) and be on the look out for my brand, come Sunday.

Also, I want to take a second and shout out to my friend, Brooke Bucherie. She's the one that designed my new brand. She curates talented Typography and Lettering, on her website Goodtype and her Instagram feed, here.

Papa

Elijah Godfrey

Being in the shop can be very quiet. Well, quiet in the sense of being alone. Not, noise level quiet. Because, actually the dust collector and table saw can be quite loud. But in those "quiet" moments of running boards through the table saw or sanding down a table top, I find myself in thought. Especially if I'm not listening to the Stuff You Should Know guys. Sometimes my head will get into memory mode and I'll begin thinking about my life. Clips of my life. Episodes of my life.

And many of those clips, maybe because I'm doing woodwork at that time, involve my Papa. I like to think about my Papa. He was a really good man. He loved his family. He was a hard worker. He was funny. He was creative. He was generous. He was just a fun man to around. And I am lucky to have known him and spent some time with him while he walked this earth.

I like to think about times I had with him. I think about the times we visited them in New Mexico and stayed with them at a Summer Camp where he and my grandma the groundskeepers. I think about the times he would take out his fake teeth and scare me to death. I think about the times that we'd be standing next to each other, he would pass gas, look at me and say "What did you say?" with a grin on his face. There are many things that I like to bring to mind regarding my Papa, but one of the best memories I have of him, is being with him at his cabin in Colorado. I would make trips to the Spanish Peaks, up from the Panhandle of Texas to spend time with him and "help" him build his, and others' cabins. I remember one summer, after working for several weeks, we were meeting my mom and dad in Trinidad to go home before school started back up. We all ate at a local restaurant in Trinidad and as we headed out to our cars, my papa came up beside me, put his arm around me, we stopped, he handed me a 20 dollar bill and said "Lij, thanks for all your hard work this summer. You did real good." Biggest. Smile. Ever. It was a great moment for this 11 year old boy.

My grandparents lived there for several years and built the cabin throughout the time they were there. I remember when it was just a grassy slope and we were sleeping in the Trailer Home next to where the cabin was going to be built. I got to watch concrete blocks go up for the foundation and then huge milled logs stacked one on top of the other as the walls went up. They eventually moved into the basement of the cabin when it was closed in and spent some time down there while the rest of the cabin above was being finished out. I still remember that first time Papa walked over to the staircase and pried up the piece of plywood covering the basement up, because the cabin was finished and ready to be moved in to. A great feeling of completion and satisfaction came over my Papa when that piece of plywood was lifted. He had built a beautiful cabin that he and my grandma would enjoy for a few more years. And then we were all saddened when my grandparents had to let it go and move back to the Panhandle. We had made great memories in that cabin.

Fast forward to this past summer.

I was lucky to get a chance to go back and visit the area. A summer vacation road trip was taking me right through the area, and I just had to take the detour and see it. It had been 16 or 17 years since I had been back to the Spanish Peaks. I was excited, to say the least. From the time I got off the Interstate north of Trinidad to head west, my memories just started playing back, from the tiny town of Aguilar to the smells of the mountain air as I drove west. I began playing those memories back in my head as I was reliving them. One special memory I have of that road to the cabin was a huge Willow tree about half way there. Papa called it the "Pee Tree". Anytime he and I would go into town to get supplies or for whatever reason, on the way back he would pull over at the Pee Tree and make me go to the restroom. He didn't want me to pee my pants and then get in trouble from grandma. Thanks Papa for having my back. So, this past summer, my son and I relieved ourselves for old times sake...and so he wouldn't get in trouble too.

It was fun to explore and see the places I use to play, hide and ride bikes and build forts. Being able to share that with my son and share stories about my Papa was so great. I wish he could've known him.

One of greatest memories I have of the cabin, and eventually a gift, was my Papa's truck, Rhino. It was a '64 Ford, with wheels from my Dad's truck in high school, a big wench to haul logs and a replacement tailgate that my Papa made from a 2x10 and engraved "THEND" on it, combing "the" and "end". I guess he was trying to be creative like that. (: That truck hauled logs up and down that mountain over and over, for several years. I'm not exactly sure where the name Rhino came from, but it seemed pretty fitting, given its work load. Several years laters, when I was a senior in high school, Papa gave that truck to me for graduation. It was the best gift I received and it was a very special moment he and I had when he handed me the title and looked me in the eyes. I'll never forget the grin he had as I realized what he was handing me.

I've thought a lot about wanting to do something to remember my Papa. I want to remember the impact he made on me, especially regarding him as an Artisan and Builder, and how he inspired me to do what I'm doing today. I didn't really want to make or build something. That could get lost or go missing or may not always be with me. So, I decided to do something that would always be with me. I will forever be reminded of my Papa, even in a hot sweaty workshop in the middle of the summer in Austin.

Here's to you Papa.

 
 

Thank you Paul Smith for making this happen. You kind nailed this!

Made Here

Elijah Godfrey

Many of you already know the above image and where it leads. The amount of support shown to me in the Martha Stewart American Made contest was above and beyond anything I ever expected when signing up. When my artist friend sent me the link to sign up, I never imagined myself as even having a chance. And maybe, in reality I didn't, but one thing that signing up confirmed, yet again...is that I have amazing fans, family, friends and clients that support me and love my work. Despite having one of the highest totals for Social Media shares/likes in my category, it just wasn't in the cards for this one. Not really sure how the finalists were chosen, but I guess those shares weren't really a factor anyway. But they mattered to me. And I will also say, that even being considered for this contest, up against absolutely amazing artisans all across this country, was very humbling. I lost out to some talented creatives.

So, I want to say...thank you. Thank you for clicking on the link. Thank you for sharing my profile on Facebook and Instagram and Twitter. Thank you for voting for me with your clicks. Thank you for taking a second out of your day to support me. Thank you for sharing my work with your friends...and your friend's friends. It means a lot. So, thank you.

Okay, now a sales pitch attempt...ready? Here goes! 

To be honest, I'm not a salesman. I never have been. I never really will be. It's not a strength of mine...especially when it comes to selling myself. I cringe a little at the thought of having to do that to keep my business running. But I'm not going to throw you a typical "Buy from me" sales pitch here. Because the reality is...many of you won't buy from me. And that's okay. Many of you are going to end up going to a big furniture store like Ashley Furniture or you will run to Wal-Mart to pick up something cheap that you can lean your iPad against or even to save money at Ikea to buy a chef's knife and mass produced cutting board to chop your veggies on. And you will do that mostly likely to either (1) save money or (2) because it's more convenient. But I'd like to ask you to do something before you go those places, or an equivalent. This might something that's extremely small to some of you. It may be something revolutionary to others. But for all, it's simple...and amazingly impactful.

Buy from people you know.

Buy from someone that you know of.

Buy from someone that lives near you.

Buy from a person, not a machine.

Buy from the small guy/girl, not the corporation.

If you decide not to buy your next piece of furniture or cutting board or piece of art from me, that's okay. At least, if nothing else, make a decision to support a small, little, no name artisan, who is just trying to make it while following his/her passion. Think of the impact you will make with your purchase. Not only will you receive (I know from me at least) a high quality, sustainable and beautiful piece of art, but you're directly making an impact on a person, maybe a few people, right in your backyard. Not overseas. Not someone that you will never speak to or know. Someone here. Someone that you share a city/town with. Make that important decision to shop small and local and check out the artisans and artists near you.

With that said, when you buy something from me, please know that sweat and sometimes blood go into your piece...and it's made by us. With most of my pieces, there's a story lying in each grain of wood and ready for new stories and memories to be made. You will get a beautiful work of art that you can show off in your home. Check out my store and see if there's anything in there you need or would to have on your countertop or rest your iPad (tablet) on.

And as always, it's MADE HERE.

Building Laurie's Table

Elijah Godfrey

I met Laurie last year, through a mutual client of ours. We met up at a local coffee shop, talked about art, sustainability and the massive influx of humans to our "small" city. That meeting was specifically about building her a Work Table for her studio, inspired by the Design Tables that I built for our mutual client, Thirteen23. In that first meeting, she did mention how she wanted to replace her existing Dining Table with something new and beautiful and made by someone local. So, this new table was always in the back of both of our minds over the next year or so. We exchanged numerous emails with ideas, measurements, specs, materials, sketches, pictures. We totally killed the brainstorming session of this build. And the end result, not only exceeded both our expectations, but turned out to be unbelievably simple. And if you know, I'm pretty much all about simple. So below is just a short journey through the building of her Dining Table that sits in her beautiful South Austin home.

We made a trip out my friend Bill's place to look through some slabs. Bill had a lot of locally sourced trees for us to choose from. We ended up going with Spalted Burr Oak book match slabs. It didn't take us long to recognize the beautiful grain action in these slabs of wood. Yes Laurie, right there!

And of course, as always, I had to go out in his "backyard" and look at the rest of the wood he has waiting for me. I always spend way more time than I need to out there, and always seem to come back to the shop with a few more pieces of wood than I intended. #woodworkersheaven (:

The slabs I got from Bill, were 6/4" and we wanted to bring those down to a little over an 1", and because these slabs had some imperfections in how they dried, they needed it anyway. So, I had to whip out my homemade Router Planing Sled. A fun, and definitely a dusty process it was. Apparently I forgot put my dust mask on that day. Oops. Shhhh. Taking the top layer of any slab and revealing the beauty of the grains  is one of my favorite parts of what I do, and oh boy, this slab didn't not disappoint...at all!

For the legs on this table, we were going for a clean, modern look. So we bent and welded some 4" Steel Flat Bar into some sleek, sturdy, rectangle shaped legs. And I think we achieved exactly what we were going for on this one.

This what the legs look like after welding and grinding, and before adding the patina and finish.
Ignore the shirt. It's to work and get dirty and sweaty in. (:

After adding a patina and finish to the legs, a few bow ties to the top and spraying a finish on the top, the table was complete. I love how this table turned out and it's still one of my favorite pieces that has come out of my shop. The grains and contrast of the these slabs are amazingly beautiful. I am honored to have this piece sitting in the dining room of a talented artist here in Austin. That, for the record, still hasn't invited me to come eat dinner on it. Ha.

See the full gallery of pics in Dining Table section.

Pics by Lisa Woods Photography