Hand Cutting A Butterfly For Custom Coffee Table!

Here we have a slab of maple I am working on for a client who wanted a “funky” live edge coffee table.  She wanted something irregular in shape…lots of unusual grain…and plenty of character.  She chose this slab of maple which fits the bill perfectly.

This slab will be raised on stainless steel hairpin legs which will present the slab with little competition for attention. 

At this stage of the game I am cutting in a butterfly key to add strength to the large crack in the table top.  I decided to do this all by hand with chisels rather than using a router to take out the bulk of the wood. 

The key is glued into place here and the table has one coat of urethane.  I will finish off the table top and add the legs.

Keep your eyes peeled for the finished piece.

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