Mango and steel end table

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Project by WoodenSoldier posted 04-06-2014 06:36 AM 675 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife wanted a little table to put next to the rocking chair she uses when she reads to our son. I had a big slab of mango from when I lived in Hawaii that I used for the top. It started out about 6/4 but it was so warped that by the time I planed it down with the router it was 5/8” thick. I welded the base from 1” square steel tube, brushed it clean, then lacquered the whole thing.

The butterflies in the top are more for decoration than any structural purpose. Just practicing.

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#1 posted 04-06-2014 07:24 AM

very cool table, it goes great with the wine barrel rocker! well done.

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#2 posted 04-06-2014 09:45 AM

Nice job. Cool piece of wood.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 04-06-2014 03:22 PM

Very nice job both with the wood work, and metal work.

Looks like chrome in the pic..

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#4 posted 04-06-2014 10:04 PM

Nice work cool idea with the metal legs. I see the powder posts did their bit to give the slab some extra character. What island were you on?

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#5 posted 04-10-2014 02:20 PM

Fantastic table! The top is gorgeous which goes very well with the cool steel legs. Great job!

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