LumberJocks

Steel and Oak Dinning Table

  • Advertise with us
Project by donaldmee posted 826 days ago 1935 views 11 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this table recently. I have had the curved steel angle iron in my shop for quite some time now and had been thinking of a way to use them in a table. They where left over form another job we did I knew I loved the shape of them but a designed escaped me. Flash forward about a year, when I was out at my favorite mill when I picked up these 2 qrt. sawn white oak slabs. From the moment I got them back the ideas began to flow. I also have a few hundred bf of some old oak barn wood in my shop a incorporated that into the design. The top is made of two 17” x 2” x 8’6” long white oak slabs. The base is 4”x3”x1/4” steel angle. The wood in the base is hand carved reclaimed barn wood and the bolts are 1 1/4” all thread with mild steel nuts. I still have enough of the curved angle to do another table that I designed while I built this one. Now I just need to sell this beast so I can buy the wood for the next one. Enjoy and thank you for looking.

-- donald mee





12 comments so far

View Robsshop's profile

Robsshop

806 posts in 1570 days


#1 posted 826 days ago

Very awesome looking build/design, the table has a great industrial element to it but still has elegance. I like how You left the steel in its natural state,the two mediums blend together nicely ! Great job, looking forward to the next one. Thanks for sharing !..........ROB (added to my favs)

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

View Clint Searl's profile

Clint Searl

1379 posts in 956 days


#2 posted 826 days ago

I love it.

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

View KnotCurser's profile

KnotCurser

1792 posts in 1663 days


#3 posted 826 days ago

Quite the impressive piece – very bold!

I also love the look of steel/iron and wood used together like this.

Great Job!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

View stephen's profile

stephen

58 posts in 1645 days


#4 posted 826 days ago

Hi Donald,

Another great piece. The wood braces (not sure what they are called) are a really nice touch. I agree with Rob that leaving the steel in it natural state adds to the piece. What do you use to retard rust?
Thanks for sharing and looking forward to the next piece as well.

View WOODIE1's profile

WOODIE1

77 posts in 874 days


#5 posted 826 days ago

Love it!! There are several metal treatments that can be used that would keep the raw steel look and prevent rust. Look into gun making web sites. I forget the name but there is someone in the NE that specializes in metal finishes that are simple wipe or brush on. He makes custom cut scenes into metal railings. I would think the HAZ zones and areas where the coating was removed would rust first otherwise.

Kind of mechanical looking, very clever use of materials.

View WOODIE1's profile

WOODIE1

77 posts in 874 days


#6 posted 826 days ago

I just saw your previous projects and sorry I did not realize you have done this often. I was just trying o pass along info that now I realize you probably are well aware of.

View tonny's profile

tonny

15 posts in 886 days


#7 posted 826 days ago

Very Nice, Love your work!

The only think I would change will be create a rabbet on both woosd slabs so I can put a piece of Glass between them. That way you will still have the view for the detail under the table but also a surface to put stuff on top of it.

Any ways, Pretty Cool.

View RandyM68's profile

RandyM68

693 posts in 913 days


#8 posted 826 days ago

This table looks great. I think you just gave me the idea that I’ve been looking for. I believe I could sell tables like this here in Houston. I’ve never seen one quite like it. Even my wife likes the look of it. Too bad I couldn’t sell her one.

-- I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. I'm sorry,thanks.

View donaldmee's profile

donaldmee

65 posts in 1464 days


#9 posted 826 days ago

Thanks for all the kind words. I post a lot of my other work at my facebook page, you can like it at:

https://www.facebook.com/DonaldMeeDesigns

-- donald mee

View bench_dogg's profile

bench_dogg

63 posts in 1732 days


#10 posted 826 days ago

Nice. I like the split top.

View Skiedra's profile

Skiedra

254 posts in 887 days


#11 posted 826 days ago

That is a fine looking table!

View Jamie Speirs's profile

Jamie Speirs

4084 posts in 1451 days


#12 posted 469 days ago

Donald I missed this the first time around
Glad I looked at your previous projects as this is an exceptional piece
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase