That's a very nice table, the stairs are something special.
I have a question and you seem just the person to ask it to.
I have enough oak for a table but the quality isn't that great, lots of checking and voids, especialy the black knots you have in your table, but really open and messy.
How do you deal with this outside of scarfing a piece in? I've seen epoxy used but I'm not sure how it will look on a table after a few years. I'm kind of worried that it'll turn into a milky blob.
Netherlands Zone 7b 930mm (36 inches) rain, 1500 sunshine hours
Location: Southern alps, on the French side of the french /italian border 5000ft high Southern alpine climate.
posted 2 years ago
I've used epoxy on this one, on the big knot by the upper right leg, and the big knot at the center. And also around most of the cracks. From my guitarmaking days, i've always heard that it was working well. But you could also use melted shellac. Or other natural resins. Dunno if rosin would do the trick, but it seems a test to try.