How to build a timber slab table with no visible fixings using basic power tools & epoxy glue

I used a slab of 500+ year old windblown NZ native Matai timber to make this table, coated in a home made beeswax based preservative to protect the timber & retain the natural colour of the wood.

This is the beeswax recipe I used – 600ml linseed oil , 1.2 litre turpentine, 60g beeswax. Melt the beeswax in warm linseed oil then add the turps and mix. Shake well before use.

31 Comments

  1. Very nice work, also good job filming.
    Thanks for posting

  2. The epoxy I get (two-part resin) but what is glue powder, please? Brilliant
    table!

  3. Thank you: perfect. I am sure I can find the same sort of material here.
    Thanks again.

  4. +Kit Laughlin Careful using this stuf, it`s nasty on the lungs if inhaled
    so wear a mask

  5. that is hands down badass bro

  6. thats one really thick table. absolutely stunning.. beautiful!

  7. You know you can just use PVA glue right?

  8. +vvlmm You can.. I’ll stick to my industrial strength resin glue and we’ll
    see who’s is still holding together in 20 years 😉

  9. My dogs hang around when I’m working too. It’s awesome company. Always
    being careful not to hurt them or me, of course.

  10. nice table, and nice old doggie too!

  11. ,xx, vidrios

  12. Boom! $300 dollar table. Good for you man.

  13. Those are some comfortable-looking shoes you got there!

  14. R U planning to eat the glue infused pie?

  15. Hi. ..I make similar furniture and was wondering if you would share with me
    your recipe for the beeswax oil. I’m struggling to find a good and simple
    finish for my pieces. thank in advance

  16. beautiful piece of wood! I use a square sander … but after watching you,
    I’m thinking about getting a round one too. What is your recipe for the oil
    & bees wax? I make mine with mineral oil & bees wax, about 50/50

  17. +ljbobb1 I use turps / bees wax / linseed oil

  18. Beautiful piece and kudos for working with the shape of the timber rather
    than fighting against it. Near the end you mentioned that you made a
    beeswax oil. I’m very curious about this. I’ve been using plant based
    stains for years, tannin and vinegar.. Most of my commercial work is for
    restaurants and office spaces. I’d much rather use a natural product top
    coat rather than chemical, but the only one I’ve found here is ungodly
    expensive. Care to share your recipe ?

  19. +Rough Hausen I keep bees so have plenty of wax left over from the harvest.
    Here’s a link to the recipe –
    http://www.ehow.com/how_2123212_make-beeswax-wood-finish.html

  20. 1 cup beeswax
    3/4 cup carnauba wax
    10 cups Mineral Oil

    Optional 150ml Lemon essential oil ( for finishing fragrance)

    Melt wax in old glass jar ( I use old coffee jar) in just simmering water,
    gently heat mineral oil and slowly stir in wax… wait for the mixture to
    cooling slightly and add lemon oil.

  21. hope u weren’t aiming for time this is the slowest build ever

  22. why not wood glue?

  23. +matt schoon Not strong enough

  24. titebond wood glue is stronger than the wood itself so using anything
    stronger than that would seem unnecessary.

  25. Attitude Adjuster

    Really nice work and finish Matey, a pleasure to watch, I love how your
    legs are not square to an edge if that makes sense, I know they are square
    to the top but the angles and shapes are so pleasing to the eye.
    You have an excellent eye for your choice of color and character of your
    timbers

  26. Attitude Adjuster

    Wood glue never is stable, water will break it down and allow it to fail
    and even enough moisture in certain climates will cause it to fail, where
    as epoxy is two part chemical mix that never breaks down so it is that
    reason that it is used and this type of Jointing has allot of load on it
    from the weight of the pieces it retains as well as its gap filling
    properties makes it the perfect choice for this type of timber
    construction. Every type of glue has its function and place depending on
    application, wood glue is perfect for indoor light duty jointing, its cheap
    as and works extremely well for the right application but high load joints
    in large surface areas and where any at all moisture from material or
    atmosphere then it is not going to work for very long at all. Hidden
    fixings like this are the mark of a very good tradesman but require very
    good knowledge of desired outcomes and loads that may be on the desired
    piece being constructed. Nice work

  27. Would you recomend using blue cheese?

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  29. Массив Дуба | Solid Oak

    Excellent work. Thanks for the nice video!

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