Custom Round Slab Table Concept – Figured Bastogne Walnut and Steel

We are excited to share a custom slab table concept we’ve been working on. 

The idea started after seeing a very rare and obscure cross section of Bastogne walnut that friends of ours have had in storage.

Knowing that this piece would never be a table without combining materials we started daydreaming about the possibilities.

After a series of sketches we came up with the size and round shape you see below.

After narrowing down the shape of the slab we started daydreaming about what type of material to combine this organic piece with.

We narrowed it down to two different choices, either a hand patina-ed steel or potentially marble.

A simple X shape base made in steel will support the entire structure.

After we complete the construction of the base, hand plane and properly sand the live edges of the slab.  We will then move forward with the water-jetting of the steel or marble, and begin the custom finishing of the wood by starting with hand rubbed oil finish which will be followed by a protective matte top coat for durability.