The Best Thing I've Ever Made

This extending dining table was one of the toughest woodworking projects I've ever taken on. I partnered with Nikon to make this video on the Nikon Z 6II which, as you can see, seriously upped my video quality. In the end, I made an extendable walnut dining table that goes from 108" (275cm) to 140" (355cm) with two continuous grain (mostly) leaf extensions to make it a totally functional expanding table. When not in use there is no visible hardware, screws, or brackets that get in the way of daily use. The wood I used is locally salvaged black walnut. I used two sequential slabs, also referred to as a bookmatch. Bookmatched tables form a symmetrical, mirror image of each other and are my favorite style of table. You could take everything applied to this table and use it with your own DIY live edge table project. Whether it was a bookmatched live edge table or a single slab natural edge table, this continuous grain leaf extension would work.

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0:00 Intro
2:35 Festool Domino Glue-up
4:47 Filling Cracks With Epoxy
7:33 Awkward Table Flip (attempt)
8:39 Patchwork inlay
10:47 Large Slab Flattening
12:20 C-Channel Inlay
14:25 Bow Tie/Dutchman Joint Inlay
17:58 Table Leaf Extension
20:06 Huge Mistake...
24:00 Filling Small Holes in Epoxy
24:40 Finishing With Rubio Monocoat
26:05 Steel Plate Table Base
28:50 Table Installation Day
30:04 Comment of The Week

Related links:

Wood slabs:
Wicked Woods NW: wickedwoodsnwllc
Bow Tie Jig:
Wood Inlay Tutorial:

Items used in this video:
Nikon Z 6II:
24-70 2.8 lens:
Threaded Inserts: C-channels:
Festool Domino:
Pipe Clamps:
Parallel Clamps:
Deep Throat Clamps:
Wood Glue:
Sandpaper storage:
Glue roller:
Epoxy for cracks:
Vacuum Clamps:
Festool Router:
Rubio monocoat:
Aluminum Extrusion:
Furniture bolts:
Trim router:
Mafell Track Saw:
Festool Track Saw:
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تعليقات: 9 781

  • S. Hillier
    S. Hillier

    Everything's coming up Milhouse!

  • Jordan Bock
    Jordan Bock

    Cam, as long as you, the creator, need it to be. That’s why we watch, because we like the content you’re creating! Excellent work!

  • Kevin Kolvenbach
    Kevin Kolvenbachأيام قبل

    Cam, As long you feel they need to be. You covered a whole lot of detail, and when it's interesting I could keep watching ;) Incredible table by the way, ..Wow!

  • Susan Muenter
    Susan Muenter14 أيام قبل

    Cam, I love how excited you get as your projects come to life. Your passion for wood and what you do is what I enjoy watching!

  • Greg Pederson
    Greg Pederson2 ساعات قبل

    Cam, just found your channel, wonderful! I like the "Honest" mistakes as we all make them:) as to video length, as long as you need to. I love the content, tools used, outsourcing certain processes and the hardware too. Keep them coming :)

  • Gabriel Albaladejo-San Inocencio
    Gabriel Albaladejo-San Inocencio14 أيام قبل

    Cam, great shots with the camera! Remember, to complete the “cinematic look” you have to set your shutter speed at twice your frames per second. For 24p that might be 1/50th, it will add the correct amount of blur between frames. You might need to get an ND filter to darken the scene since most likely 1/50th will be too bright for the shot. Variable NDs are best when you have different lighting scenarios and you need to keep changing the exposure without swapping filters, just don’t over darken the the filter because you are going to see this X or crossed effect on your shot.

  • Scott Hall
    Scott Hall4 ساعات قبل

    Cam, there is nothing more relaxing and inspirational than watching someone incredible do amazing work like this! So glad I found this channel! Keep up the great work.

  • R. Mercado
    R. Mercado

    CAM, when it comes to wood working, the timing of the videos would be this long. The process of engaging your audience makes a big difference. Your presentation, tone, and pitch are great. The time actually flew by quickly. Many thanks!

  • Phillip Rios
    Phillip Rios14 أيام قبل

    Cam, I really enjoyed how long this video was. Watching you work makes me realize how much my father taught me as I grew up in his shop. I still have so much to learn to be able to cruise through a project the way you do.

  • fishingfool001
    fishingfool0015 ساعات قبل

    Cam this was a great video. The length was filled with great content so didn’t feel like 30 minutes. Beautiful table. May I ask estimated price for a table like this?

  • Audie O
    Audie O21 أيام قبل

    I’m very glad that we still have people like you with the skills and dedication to make a masterpiece work of art!

  • Alexander Lim
    Alexander Lim14 أيام قبل

    Cam, genuinely inspiring work. Your episodes are my wind-down time from being the clinical director in a busy veterans mental health clinic. I’ve learnt so much about your process and persistence from your videos. Thank you! Ideal episode length is either 12min for a short and sweet, or 30min for a standard long format.

  • anitamyersdds
    anitamyersdds14 أيام قبل

    Cam, I'm not a wood-worker; actually, I'm a dentist. Like you, I watch AReye for educational purposes, and I just want to say that I think your work is fabulous! I applaud your critical thinking and problem-solving skills as you create your masterpieces. Keep up the good work and the excellent tutorials.

  • Dan Weirauch
    Dan Weirauch

    CAM, 30 minutes can be a drag when they just overlay music, and so on. Your videos tell a story, and I never skip around. Even if I have to pause and come back later, I watch the videos 50% to see your craftsmanship/ learn new tricks, and 50% to hear you tell the story of each piece. Thanks for all the hard work, and that Nikon is sharp!

  • misstweetypie1
    misstweetypie116 ساعات قبل

    Cam, I love long videos… if I feel like skipping stuff, I will, but having the in-depth look is always better and much appreciated! Way better, especially for practical videos, it lets you be more like a teacher, rather than just an entertainer. :) great job, this is an amazing table!

  • zander8018
    zander80187 ساعات قبل

    The time depends on the takes as long as it takes. Your projects and talent really draw me in.

  • Steven Soderlund
    Steven Soderlund21 أيام قبل

    Love your videos. I'm finishing up a home remodel and would love to get into hobby woodworking someday soon. I appreciate that you highlight your mistakes and struggles in your videos.

  • Eric Burbeck
    Eric Burbeck4 ساعات قبل

    Carn, my dad has always been into woodworking but it has only held medium interest for me. But after watching a number of your videos, I'm really keen to do a project with him and start my woodworking journey. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  • B. JACK
    B. JACK14 أيام قبل

    Cam, I love how you explain every process of your woodwork, you really do some awesome woodwork pieces. I really enjoy watching your woodworking skills no matter how long the video is. Thank you.

  • Bill Handrahan
    Bill Handrahan

    Hey Cam I just want to let you know I like how you made those bowties pop with color. I have a theory if you can’t make it completely disappear make it a feature and make it stand out. Beautiful table that anyone would be proud to have in their home.