The material was lumber from a barn apparently cut many years ago (50+ yrs). The farmer wanted his space back in the barn and the material was had for a very good price aka nothing. There is a sad part to the material story, days later we went back to get more lumber as we knew he wanted rid of it and we were too late. He had burned it, many many hundred board feet of it. For me this is a sickening thought.
I will say no more about that. Anyways after many hours of my Christmas holidays the table was delivered. Here are some poor quality Iphone pics. I will try to post better ones the next time i see it again.
My father-in-law scored the material for me, he believes its hickory. I am pretty sure after working it that it is elm. Does not matter, the new owners like it and that's all that counts. The through tenons were secured with African blackwood wedges. Making a project this size is not easy in my cramped 2 car garage but it was a very enjoyable project. Since i stared making planes last year this was my first major woodworking project.
With this off my plate and after a full day of shop clean up it was back to plane making. Two of the three bent back mitres are complete.
The smallest has boxwood infills and the middle one madrone burl stabilised in acrylic. Both have 22 degree bed angles.
Here is the smallest set up to take the finest shaving.
My till is starting to get full.