|Project by Rapola||posted 11-05-2016 11:30 PM||1293 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
Had a chunk of figured redwood left-over from an earlier project, about a year ago I squared and faced two sides using my router jig, finished them (wipe on poly) and sat about thinking how to best turn it into a usable table.
The easy route would have been to surface the bottom flat and/or use 4 legs. I challenged myself to see if I could retain all of the character on the bottom and make the appearance of a floating table.
Base is made out of 11 gauge (0.125” wall) 1.25” square tube stock. It took me a year of fabricating easier stuff to work up the courage to attempt this. I had to essentially build the base upside down, using a jig to ensure it would be square and level.
Some fiddly things left to do on the finish, I used “Black Magic” patina on the raw steel to darken things up a bit, may apply one more coat followed by a good waxing.
Overall I am happy, have a bit more fabricating experience under my belt, and a unique piece for the house.