|Project by Nwdesigns||posted 03-02-2016 05:37 PM||1354 views||5 times favorited||13 comments|
I picked up some walnut slabs the other day. I wasn’t sure what exactly I wanted to do with them, however it didn’t take long to envision a sofa table. I hadn’t planned on doing any inlays but after cutting to length, it was apparent that the cracks needed to be stabilized more than I thought epoxy would do. I used maple for the butterflies and just cut patterns out of paper then transferred the final shape and size to the maple stock.
I really enjoyed working on this as it gave me a chance to combine steel and wood in one project. I finished the top with about a 2.5 pound cut of shellac wet sanded to 1500 then a couple coats of paste wax. After welding the legs, I cleaned the steel with a solvent, rubbed it with a maroon pad, then used a couple coats of rattle can semi gloss lacquer to keep the steel from rusting.
Looking forward to finding other projects for the rest of my slabs.
I am donating this table to our church for the youth group’s 2nd Annual Chili Cook off and Auction this Saturday March 6th at Overland Park Church of the Nazarene in Overland Park, KS at 6:00 PM. If you’re interested in taking this table home, come join us for a fun evening!