My best customer, Shawne, bought this slab of wood and wanted me to cut it in two down the center and make her a river table out of it. I told her I would not do that but I'd make a river table by leaving it in one piece and we decided on this design. The slab was 3/8" thicker on one end and coated with an orange varnish. Little did she know that it was Ambrosia Tiger Striped Maple.
I flattened it to 2" and then cut out the river shape ( some photos are below of the process ). I tapered the ends of the slot so that it looks like it is full depth on the epoxy when it is only 1" deep. Then she wanted a gravel bottom and three deep holes at the curves. I had to glue in the gravel on the hills on the ends so it would not roll down with the pour and stick out of the epoxy when I trimmed the ends after it cured.
It is 15" wide on the wide end and 28" long and 20" high. It has blue tinted Clear Flow epoxy in the river and then covered with clear epoxy all over. It has powder coated hairpin legs under it.