|Project by joey502||posted 07-19-2016 02:30 AM||808 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I have been moving some things around in the shop in an attempt to more efficiently use space. I removed the base cabinets along this wall of my shop. There were 2- 54” bases with a gap in between were 1 of my miter saws sat. I never used the saw and the counter top was always covered in junk that was in my way somewhere else. I decided the best use for that wall would be as a permanent home for my bandsaw, router table and a new work surface.
The top is laminated walnut, finished size is 23.5×48” x 2” thick. finished with BLO and topped with oil based poly thinned 50/50.
The base was made from a log (I think hickory) I dug out of the weeds in front of my parents lake house a couple years ago. Our best guess is they were on the ground for a 2 years before a took them home. How ever long it was they laid out there they developed some nice spalting. When I got them home I cut them in half with a chainsaw and sprayed them with a home made concoction to kill fungus and bugs and dried them inside the garage.
I sliced one half of one log into veneers and the drawer fronts on my bandsaw (12” craftsman). I glued the veneers on the base parts made of laminated plywood. Finished with waterborne poly.
Thanks for looking.