|Project by MRue||posted 04-06-2015 09:00 PM||2763 views||7 times favorited||12 comments|
I was trying for something unusual.
2” thick Walnut slab. I found at the landscaping rock yard a chunk of columnar basalt that I used for the leg. No, the rock doesn’t go through the slab. I cut the end of the rock and epoxied it to the tabletop to give it that appearance.
It took several hours to flatten the slab with the router. I made a custom jig to move the router. About a 1/32” at a time. Dusty job … wear a dust filter to cover your mouth!!
The stretcher between the legs I spent a lot of time with the Random orbital Sander, and some shop tools to bang it up to give it a rustic appearance. Have never done that before. It seems to go against every instinct to intentionally rough up your project, but I persevered and I think it came out fine.
Let me know what you think