|Project by riverguy||posted 11-30-2015 02:42 AM||938 views||7 times favorited||5 comments|
The Lyons-Magnus Side Table
This “retro-industrial” side (end?) table was built to go along with the coffee table I’ve also posted here. It uses two more of the same vintage crates from the long-gone Lyons-Magnus Moving Company in San Francisco. It was built to the same standards as the coffee table, with hardwood drawer glides making the drawers operate smoothly and centered in their openings when fully closed.
Again, the top is made of splined-together 2×6 clear, KD cedar planks, sanded very smooth with a random orbit sander to intentionally go deeper into the soft grain to simulate a vintage, gently-worn surface. It was then finished with four coats of satin spar varnish and is very smooth to the touch. The frame is built from rough cedar, sanded just enough to make sure there are no splinters or rough spots, and then again, the spar varnish. All of the iron and steel parts were subjected to my “controlled corrosion” process to age them.
OK, I still have seven of these crates left . . . what’s next?
-- Skip, Forestville, CA, http://www.retro-industrial-chic.com