Live Edge Walnut Slab Console Table with Cubby & Hairpin Leg

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Project by WOODCEPTUAL posted 01-31-2015 06:16 PM 1782 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, I’ve always wanted an entryway console table, a place to throw keys, change, sunglasses, etc. when I get home… but, it’s a little hard when you don’t have a formal foyer, lol! Despite that, I tried to create an official entryway in our home using this console table I built, shoe basket, a rug, and mirror! :D

This was an easy build… I didn’t have to chop the tree down and plane the slab, hehe! For the top, I simply found a live edge piece of walnut online, finished it with two coats of high gloss spar urethane, glued a piece of plywood under it to ensure that none of the live edge bark falls off since I don’t know what season it was cut down in + I made a cleat for the install by cutting a rectangle out of this plywood. Then for the rest of this piece, I simply built, veneered, and stained a drawer box out of 3/4″ birch plywood for my little guys’ sunglasses & attached the box with screws onto the underside of the slab. I probably would have left it floating if I didn’t have little monkeys in the house. ;) To finish it off, I added a single hairpin leg to give it a cantilevered look & a modern feel!

-- The only difference between try and triumph is a little umph... and many a splinter in the hands! ;)

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#1 posted 01-31-2015 06:23 PM

Nice, looks pretty good there.

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#2 posted 01-31-2015 06:25 PM

Look perfect to me! Nice added touch to suit your needs. Well done!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 02-01-2015 02:24 AM

Well done, should be handy in the house.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 02-01-2015 05:07 PM

This is a very elegant looking console table. I really like the combination of the natural top with the hairpin leg.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#5 posted 02-01-2015 08:58 PM

Really nice piece. You gotta watch out for those little monkeys.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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#6 posted 03-25-2015 01:08 PM

Thanks so much for the compliments y’all!!! :D

-- The only difference between try and triumph is a little umph... and many a splinter in the hands! ;)

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