Gambrel Booth Table
Guanacaste finished with Rubio Monocoat // Dimensions: 98 x 68 inches
This massive kitchen table was commissioned by a client in Upstate New York. They contacted us after having another slab / resin table arrive at their home cracked in half. I’m not sure if their table broke due to rough handling en route, a flawed design, or defective construction. Regardless, they needed a replacement tabletop custom made to fit the booth seating and table base that they had recently installed on site, and they were looking for a new table maker.
The width requirement for the slab was extraordinary – 66 inches minimum. Slabs of this width are unusual, even amongst the massive Guanacaste and Monkeypod pieces we typically source.
After scouring our supplier’s inventory in Costa Rica, I was able to identify a few good candidates and present them to the client. She made her choice, and we had it delivered to FL with our next container load of slabs.
The large voids in the original slab (typical in slabs of this size) required 5 gallons of deep pour epoxy resin, which we applied in three layers over the course of a week. After milling off a full inch of thickness on our router sled, and many hours of sanding, the result was a functional piece of art.