|Project by Siegel_KenEvil||posted 04-17-2011 05:19 PM||2335 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
This is my third project involving concrete and I’m really enjoying finding new possibilities with this material. The cost for my 250 pound table was around $100. Because of the weight, I decided to pour it in place. The structure is made from 2 – 4×4’s and 2 – 2×4’s. The top is made from one cement board and 4 bags of 60 pound concrete. I had a little left over.
That’s the short story. Below is the long story explaining the ball and claw picture.
On of my previous projects made of 2×4’s received way too much attention. I gathered that people really like projects using dimensional lumber. Then, Tommy Mac had a show on how to carve a “ball and claw” leg. It wasn’t until I was at Lowe’s and saw some really nice douglas fur 4×4’s that I put the two together. I started carving my legs and was really happy with the results, especially considering my limited experience in carving and the type of wood I was using.
But then… I saw a table at Thomasville that was higher than a normal table but shorter than a bar table. Apparently it’s called a gathering table. I never liked the ball and claw style and was only doing it for bragging rights so I scrapped that project and went for the cleaner legs. Because I already have so much time invested in the previous idea, I might finish the carvings and make another table but it’ll be for someone else as a gift.