|Project by rivergirl||posted 10-16-2010 10:37 PM||5510 views||0 times favorited||37 comments|
For this project, because the wood came from the lumber mill (rough cut) with only one live edge I decided to make a soafa/console table. The table top is a cherry slab- approx 1.5 inches thick. It is 30 inches high, 4 feet long and about 14 inches at the wide end. I am the world’s worst photographer so I hope you can bear the photos. The table does sit level LOL and it doesn’t slant in any direction- but the pictures sure make it look like it is :0. Anyway, this poor table went through the wringer. I had it on the front porch, planed, sanded and glued up (through tenons.) A friend stopped by with her 5 month old large puppy. The puppy was on a long 15-20 leash that was lashed to my.. porch rail. Well the puppy went up on the porch wrapped the cord around the table legs, got scared and RAN down the porch steps. Needless to say- the table went airborne hit the ground and got drug further on gravel- top side down naturally. The glue wasn’t completely dry- but nearly so. I had to tighten everything back up- but the top is well… let’s just say it displays a distressed top. LOL I did resand a bit and had to jury rig the tenons on top with some epoxy- but .. anyway- the finish is 3 coats tung oil plus 3 coats minwax poly. I made another one similar to this one, but finish is not yet complete and I don’t think I will post it because it is very similar- minus the gravel dents of course.
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