Making a 10 seater Oak Dining Table

Pedulla Studio - Dining Table

This Dining Table measures 3000 x 1000 x 760mm and is made from White Oak. As you could probably tell from this video, the weight and size of this table was a real challenge as the weight played a big role in the design and construction of this piece. It was my intention to make this giant table look as light as possible and by using minimal components and by adding angles to the legs I felt this objective was achieved.
A couple of things to note. As mentioned in the video, the bottom rail bent downwards due to the weight of the table top. This might seem a little strange, well it was certainly strange to me. The reason why it bent downward was because as the weight of the top put pressure on the legs, the legs flexed outward and because the cross halving joint was so tight, the outward motion of the legs pushed the ends of the bottom rail upward causing the middle to bend downward. Certainly something I could have never picked up in the design phase.
Another thing to mention is yes I painted the steel angle bars.