We have talked about mango wood in several places on this web site. It is one of our most favorite woods because of mango wood's variety of grain, color, ease to work woth and it ability to finish like a piece of glass. This was a 10ft x 4ft dining table we made for a client, and we put a very light stain on it to darken the wood just a little while still not taking away from the light wood dining table feel (if such a thing exists). Sitting on our best selling U legs, the top really shows itself off.
This was an 16ft long single slab of black walnut dining table with a raw edge. The slab was a salvaged walnut slab from Oregon, and we were able to keep both edges entirely live. The other big deal with this table is the legs. They are cut on a water jet, 3" thick to support this giant sized slab, polished to a mirror finish and then chromed. Certainly not our least expensive leg (or table in general) but it really was amazing. The modern legs with the organic feel of the raw edge dining slab is a great juxtaposition.
This was one of our biggest tables we have made. It's a giant slab of black walnut: 18ftx4ft and 3" thick after milling it down from 4". So large, we needed three legs to make it structurally sound - not because the slab would bend in the middle without a third leg (it wouldn't), but because the slab is so heavy, it would collapse the two legs at the ends. Simply cutting a giant walnut dining table slab like that out of a log takes a day of cutting (depending on how sharp your bldes are). Kiln drying it takes another 3-4 months. Then we get to start cutting and sanding.
This is a a great live edge claro walnut dining table top with a traditional trestle base, also out of wlanut. There was beautiful graining throughout the slab, and we sent this client around 6-10 slabs for them to pick from - they chose wisely. The live edge has some great movement to it without going too overboard, and the walnut trestle base is solid feeling without being overly chunky. The base also has some great joinery that any woodworker would really appreciate.