Lesson 1 | Introduction
Lesson 2 | Milling and Drying the Slabs
Lesson 3 | Project Vision
Lesson 4 | Stabilizing Defects with Epoxy
Lesson 5 | Flattening the Slab
Lesson 6 | Touch Up Epoxy Fills
Lesson 7 | Bowtie Inlays
Lesson 8 | Live Edge Treatment
Lesson 9 | Waterfall Joint
Lesson 10 | Glue Up and Finish
Lesson 11 | The Base
Lesson 12 | Trapezoidal Steel Base
Lesson 13 | Epoxy Waterfall Table (Part 1)
Lesson 14 | Epoxy Waterfall Table (Part 2)
Lesson 15 | Glass Waterfall Table (Part 1)
Lesson 16 | Glass Waterfall Table (Part 2)
Lesson 17 | Wrapping Up
Matt takes us on a live edge journey by creating a unique one-of-a-kind table. The "waterfall" refers to how the grain will seamlessly run from the table top into the primary leg support. Matt will even show you how to create a cool flowing water table design as well. You don't want to miss this one!
- 17 lessons
- 320 min
Here's what we'll cover:
We kick things off by taking a look at the slabs and by starting to conceptualize this project.
Milling and Drying the Slabs
A demonstration and discussion of cutting slabs with a chainsaw mill and a bandsaw mill.
We take a closer look at our slab to come up with an overall vision for the table.
Stabilizing Defects with Epoxy
We’ll use epoxy to fill an stabilize the cracks and voids in the slabs.
Flattening the Slab
We use a router to flatten and thickness the slab since it’s too wide for the jointer and planer.
Touch Up Epoxy Fills
We touch up the epoxy fills so they look perfect!
We inlay a set of bowties which add visual interest and can also be used for stabilizing cracks.
Live Edge Treatment
We give the live edge some love!
Executing the namesake joint of this table to make the grain flow from the top into the leg.
Glue Up and Finish
We glue together the waterfall joint and apply a finish to the table.
Adding a trapezoidal bridle joint base to support the other side of the table
Trapezoidal Steel Base
To switch things up a bit, we make a steel version of the trapezoidal base
Epoxy Waterfall Table (Part 1)
We talk epoxy resins and pour an awesome stream with chatoyant metallic pigment
Epoxy Waterfall Table (Part 2)
We cut the waterfall joint through the epoxy stream, take care of some final details, and apply a finish.
Glass Waterfall Table (Part 1)
We build the core of the table and create a template for the custom piece of glass
Glass Waterfall Table (Part 2)
We install the custom piece of glass into the table and apply a finish.
We take a closer look at each finished table.
What You’ll Receive:
- Detailed cut list and plans including a PDF and a SketchUp file (Metric and Imperial).
- Hours of detailed video instruction (17 videos in total) showing every step of the build.
- All videos and plans are digital and will be available for download upon purchase.
What You’ll Learn:
- Waterfall Joinery
- Cutting and Drying Slabs
- Flattening Wide Boards
- Defect Stabilizing with Epoxy
- Installing Bowties
- Large Epoxy Pours
- Creating Custom Patterns
- Creating Inlay Templates
- Live Edge Treatments
- Angled Bridle Joinery
- Basic Welding
- Wiping Varnish Application
What You’ll Need:
- Circular Saw
- Random Orbit Sander
- Bandsaw and Chisels (for bowties)
- Table Saw (for bridle joined base)
- Welder (for tube steel base)
Nice to Have:
- Track Saw
- Domino Joiner
I’d easily rate the series 10 stars out of 5 if I could. My skill level is slowly moving up from “wood-butcher” to “woodworker.” This was my second (and third) live-edge table, and my first try at the waterfall design. Matt has made the construction of the table “idiot-proof” with the video series, although I did my best to prove that wrong at times. The series prevented me from making several costly mistakes which more than offset the cost. Highly recommended… 4 thumbs up! Thanks Matt… you made me look like I have skills!
About Your Instructor:
Matt is a classic log to furniture woodworker. In 2017 he made his own bandsaw mill and uses it to create massive slabs for himself and other woodworkers to turn into beautiful furniture. He started his YouTube channel in 2014 and has a large and dedicated following. His woodworking style ranges from modern to classic reproductions.
Matt has been a Guild instructor since 2016 and a co-host of the Wood Talk podcast since 2016. He travels to teach periodically at local Guild meetings as well as woodworking events like Woodworking in America.