Gil Arad’s Mulberry and Ash Table
My friend Gil Arad, an Israeli woodworker who lives, works and teaches in a small village outside of Jerusalem has recently published a really cool video that depicts the kind of work that he does. More and more woodworkers are commissioning “about my work” videos as a means of promoting their work, but few of them actually show a project from start to finish. Gil (pronounced Geel) has an introduction video that actually does show a project from start to finish, his mulberry and ash table.
In his video, Gil shows how he designed and built a three legged table made from a live edge mulberry trunk crosscut (for the top) and ash for the hoops and the legs. Watch the video, it is fun and only four minutes long. Then, take a look at my drawings in case you need to clarify the design of his unique joints.