Slab Pine Sofa/Planter Table

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Project by NHwood posted 07-29-2012 10:33 PM 1874 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine had some huge pines cut and sawed from his yard for timber beams, and he ended up with a large pile of live edge slabs which he was intending to burn. He let me take what I wanted (free) to salvage some wood for a few projects. This is the first piece of the batch, The bulk of the work was in planing, grinding and sanding to get it flat. Coated with liquid glass galze coat. The legs are just some driftwood pieces I had dried for a different project. It is surprisingly more sturdy than I expected it to be. I am happy with the results. Open to comments, critiques, and feedback. Thanks for looking.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 07-29-2012 11:54 PM

That is really cool with twin piths!! Really a neat looking table…...... so unique!!!!!!!!
At first look I thought it was two large eggs sunny side up! I was getting hungry!!!!!!!!...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 07-30-2012 12:39 AM

Very unique and very nice. It also reminded me of eggs too. AND the last pic looks like some kind of long lost prehistoric insect! You did a great job on this.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 07-30-2012 01:33 PM

This sure turned out nice. What are the dimensions? Great work! Take a look at fellow LJ Wayne Dailey’s work.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#4 posted 07-30-2012 06:06 PM

iT’S TRUELY ORGANIC! It’s walking toward me! Nice balance between you and nature! Everyone who sees it will probably want you to make them one. :-)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 07-30-2012 09:39 PM

The dimensions are 4’L x 18-20”W x about 22”H. My thought was that it would make a decent table or stand for plants, or just a sofa table type piece.

Now that you mention it, it does remind me of a couple of eggs. In hindsight, I would have put the top on reverse from what it is, but oh well.

I should add a pic of the top showing the great grain pattern around the piths

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#6 posted 07-31-2012 01:59 AM

Impressive. Did you have any trouble leveling the legs?

-- Ken, Michigan

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#7 posted 07-31-2012 12:10 PM

Like the look of the table. nice job with the legs. Those can be hard to get solid.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 07-31-2012 09:06 PM

Thanks for all of the compliments! The legs are quite stable. As far as leveling goes, I only had to shave off about 3/16” from one leg to get it solid and level. I made a jig that works pretty well for getting the legs close when set into the table.

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#9 posted 09-21-2012 09:08 AM


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