When we were driving home from skiing a couple weeks ago, we passed by a guy on the side of the road selling slabs of wood. I bought this slab of rocky mountain juniper to turn into a live-edge console table.
It had a bunch of cool grooves from worms/bugs under the bark. I'm going to try to keep these as best I can, because I like the way they look.
The wood is a really bright purple underneath the outer layer. I suspect it'll darken again to brown after it oxidizes, but it would be cool if the finish keeps that from happening.
I used a router to level it out fairly well and now it sits flat.
Here's a poorly lit picture of after I finished sanding everything. I don't use my workbench vise too often, but it came in handy for holding it still while I sanded the edges.
I finished it with danish oil and then ordered some hairpin legs off of Amazon and bam, it was complete.
Here's a closer shot.