|Project by Mike001||posted 603 days ago||1831 views||11 times favorited||8 comments|
Daughter needed a coffee and set of end tables…being the artsy talented type she was inspired by some “foreign” tables at a chain “Hobby” store. Well here comes a picture with dimensions. The inspiration pic had a MDF contructed table with a faux angle iron finish with bolt heads and a stressed light colored wood top. Her take on the theme was how about the faux metal frame with a walnut top. Just so happens I have came upon a stack of walnut and ash that had been in a ladies garage for 30 years or so. We made a deal and here is some of it. The walnut was over an 1 1/4” thick and the ash was an inch thick after planing and of the old darker color variety…very hard. The frame was made from the ash and the top almost left the natural color of the walnut as I got it. Darkened it around the edges with black milk paint to make the center look used. The frame faux technique is a gray base with metalic flake and black milk paint mix with silver and redish rust accents. The bolts are real ones that I’ve had for 30-40 years laying in an old bin so they fit the theme of stressed and metal. I guess the younger crowd likes this sort of design. I like the walnut and the fact that you could park a truck on it. Should last a while…even with four grand kids…
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