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Project by will delaney posted 357 days ago 1101 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally found a project for the slab that I used in my profile picture. This project is the first time I incorporated metal with wood. The slab is pine and was sanded down to 220 grit finished with Briwax. I used figured Maple for the drawer front and the sides are also Maple. It was fun using two different skills to build this piece.





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Doe

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#1 posted 357 days ago

It’s great! AND it has a drawer too! Did you have any trouble with the metal, or do you already know how to do it?

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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will delaney

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#2 posted 357 days ago

Thanks Doe! I had taken a 3 day course in welding and just applied the knowledge i have gained form woodworking.

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Kwit

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#3 posted 357 days ago

nice work on the desk!

what did you do for a finish on your metal (steel?) base?

do I see some “distressing” using an angle grinder?

-- don't talk about it - be about it

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will delaney

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#4 posted 356 days ago

Kwit the metal is also finished in a wax polish and yes I did hit it with the angle grinder to give it a distress look.

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watermark

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#5 posted 356 days ago

Nice desk! I like the way you fit the draw through the metal frame. The combo of metal and live edge is always cool and the grinder marks on the metal was a nice touch.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 356 days ago

Nice rustic look…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Woodbridge

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#7 posted 356 days ago

nice looking desk.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Tooch

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#8 posted 356 days ago

desk looks sweet with the live edge and metal combo.

how did you attach the slab to the metal frame? angle brackets?

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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will delaney

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#9 posted 356 days ago

Thanks all for the comments! Yes Tooch I welded angle bracket to the frame and attached the slab that way.

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Fishinbo

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#10 posted 351 days ago

Fantastic table! Great combo on the gorgeous slab and the cool metal feet. I’ll be inspired to work on that desk. Excellent job!

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 351 days ago

This is a real nice piece and the wood is beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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