|Project by Gwhiz||posted 03-20-2017 02:35 PM||3814 views||19 times favorited||34 comments|
I had a forty year old walnut slab that had been given to me in exchange for some project work and I wanted to make something special out of it. I’d been promising my wife a new coffee table for a few mont…er years…so I started looking for ways to use this live edge slab for that purpose. I saw a youtube video of a river top table and thought that I might be able to do something similar. After I got started I found some of Greg Klassen’s amazing work—I knew that I wouldn’t measure up, but I kept going anyway! I’m happy with the result.
I’d never tried cutting curved glass before and I assumed that I’d break the first piece. I didn’t, but the cut on the 2nd side was definitely better than the first (I had the glass shop cleanup the edges after I’d cut it.) In hindsight I should have bought a smaller trial piece of glass to practice cutting on. Live and learn!
The base is Cherry, top and stretcher are walnut. Finished with Watco danish oil to bring out the figure of the Walnut, and topped with a couple of coats of satin lacquer for some additional protection.