Raw dining table stump
Even though I’ve created a few driftwood dining tables in the past, it’s only been in the last 4-5 years that I’ve been commissioned to make them on a regular basis. Unlike a coffee table or even a tall foyer table, dining table bases present a special challenge. They have to be stable enough to support a large glass which means they need to have a sufficient footprint. And at the same time there needs to be enough room for a persons feet & knees. In addition there needs to be enough room so that the chairs will fit under the glass when not in use.
Dining room table base leveled and ready for sandblasting.
Once additional support pieces are added, the structurally completed stump is leveled & sandblasted. At that point a large test glass is placed on the table & tested for both floor & glass stability. Also a glass template is cut to demonstrate the size of the glass & how it would look on a perspective table.
Rectangular dining room table with chair display
The finished table will have 2 distinct sides. The root system side (considered to be the most aesthetic) & the trunk side. All the cut ends are textured & have a very weathered appearance rather than appearing fresh cut.
Weathered cut ends
A few things to consider if you are interested in ordering a driftwood dining table: