|Project by Russel||posted 05-10-2009 02:02 PM||1397 views||1 time favorited||16 comments|
I like working with rough lumber from a sawmill. I find that I get better boards at a lower cost. The problem with rough lumber is that you have to prepare it before you can use it. Typically, this is not a problem because often the real beauty of a piece of wood is revealed during the milling process.
However, sometimes, you just wanna build something. Now.
This past week I was in that kinda mood and didn’t have a lot of wood ready to go. But, I did have board of red oak about 8 feet long and 10 inches wide from a previous project, and a 6.5 inch wide 5 foot long piece of walnut that didn’t really match up with anything else I had.
The walnut has a lot of character and deserved to be displayed, so I cut it in half and glued it together to make a table top.
For the base I wanted something a little bit different, but still simple. There was enough oak in the board to make an open base with a few slight curves at the feet. I’m still learning how to work with curves and this was an educational project.
The top is 12”x24” walnut and the base is red oak and stands about 30” tall. The finish is a wipe-on gloss poly.
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