|Project by Dan Lyke||posted 05-13-2008 05:00 PM||2115 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
A while back we were browsing garage sales and stumbled across this neat piece of limestone. Careful inspection shows a couple of fossils buried in that pattern, and we’ve always thought that this would make a really cool outdoor table. We’d set it on a wrought iron stand to make sort of a makeshift table, but we were always concerned about unbalancing it.
Recently we ended up with a bunch of scrap fir ends from another project and I decided to take an hour or two to slap something together. The only challenge here was cutting the taper on those 4×6s, ‘cause I didn’t have the patience to wait for the jigsaw to cut that far, and my circular saw only goes 2” deep, so I had to cut in from each side and match up the results, which worked a lot better than I’d planned.
Presented here not as a work of art, but as a serving suggestion for people who might end up with some extra counter tops and some construction scraps. Finish is Penofin hardwood formulation, ‘cause I’ve got a gallon of it bought for our front door project.
-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke