|Project by JamesVavra||posted 10-19-2012 09:00 PM||2503 views||8 times favorited||18 comments|
I’ve finally finished my new coffee table.
It’s made from 6/4 book matched slabs of walnut. The base is steel: 2” angle, 2” square tube, and 3/4” square tube. The table is approximately 54” long, 23” wide, and 18” tall. The slabs are mounted on 1/2” ply that was painted black.
I had to fill one crack and one knot with epoxy. I left it clear, and I think it’s looks kind of cool that way – you can see down through it if you get close enough (the crack is only about 1/4” at its widest).
The steel was patinaed dark and then clear coated with a semi-gloss lacquer. The wood was oiled, then I hit it with a few coats of waterborne poly. After I knocked the shine down with steel wool, I waxed it.
I plan to fill the void with a loose aggregate. Some small, polished stones – or maybe I’ve finally found a use for all of those little wooden beads that everyone has been making (myself included, although I never posted my version of the wooden bead making machine).