Rustic Industrial Desk

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Project by JenTWG posted 04-10-2015 03:00 AM 1504 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted a piece to build and learn on as I went. I wanted to break out of my norm of safe and clean lined. I chose to use Alder and use some of the techniques for creating a worn or reclaimed look to the wood. Using my angle grinder and wire cup, I went with the grain to create that weathered look.

I stepped out of my norm with my plunge router, and decided to try an inlay for the first time. In multiple depths I used the straight bit to inlay both of the old gears then poured 2 part epoxy in stages to fill in around the gears along with several knots. I used a small hand plane to clean up and level any over pours and the free edge that had a large knot to fill.

Last I went a little out of the norm using pie section machine part bins as drawers, built a simple a-frame and gave the bins an added safety stop to keep from pulling or sliding too far out.

My first pass at any tyle of inlay and I think I deserve at least a B- on it. Thanks for looking!

-- Learning everyday

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#1 posted 04-10-2015 05:30 PM

Found you project looking for ways to make wood look old. Awesome table did you use a grinder before or after epoxy?

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#2 posted 04-10-2015 05:46 PM

Before I poured

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