Suar Dining Table & Cantilever Bench

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On our honeymoon..

We were told that tradition is to buy art.  So instead, we bought two slabs of raw Indonesian Suar wood.

This 5' thick slab of Suar wood made a beautiful table top and there is a large split down the middle I chose to highlight. One end of the split was quite large so I used a plasma cut piece of steel to float in the middle so a plate wouldn't fall through and inserted a rod through the middle to keep the wood from warping.  I designed the welded steel base to be very simple to keep attention on the wood.

The Indonesian wood from which this came was super thick.  6" roughly.  So I sliced it vertically and horizontally to get 4 pieces this size.  This piece wanted to be a bench.