|Project by Robsshop||posted 06-24-2013 06:58 AM||4237 views||8 times favorited||7 comments|
This is a house warming gift for my Son and Daughter in-law. They were looking for a large,rustic like table for their family room.So I found some really nice looking Spalted Maple and Oak lumber in the reclaimed barn wood section at a local lumber yard and set out to make one that would hopefully make them happy ! The dimensions are 40”Lx27”Wx 17”H and it definitely has some heft to it. I have always liked the look of wood and metal combined in furniture so I took this opportunity to do just that. After milling up the oak legs and routing out the open mortises I began to weld up the lower frame and mated them together. Next was framing out the top rails and support frame for the top itself. Filling in the metal frames with the reclaimed Maple was challenging but rewarding. Some of the planks were cut from wider pieces and really had some nice looking figure that I could match up. On the bottom shelf there was one plank that had a good size split that ran 3/4 of the length so that gave me good reason to try my hand at the bow tie inlays. I used some dark Walnut for contrast and it pulled the split together quite nicely and added some visual appeal as well. With the construction completed I finished it with a water based poly and was pleased with the results. I am taking it to them over the July 4th weekend and hope it is something they can live with !
Thanks for taking a look, comments and or questions always welcomed ! Rob
-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)