|Forum topic by mavsprophecy||posted 11-04-2015 01:53 AM||445 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
11-04-2015 01:53 AM
I am working on a cedar countertop for my family’s art studio’s front desk. We picked up a 7 ft. slab of cedar that has plenty of holes to work with, and the holes will be filled with chunky and crushed Chrysocolla. Then the table will be encapsulated and leveled with epoxy and brought down to a less glossy shine.
My question comes from the edges and sides. They are not even whatsoever and have lots of “character”, which my family wants to leave. The pictures I have attached are the main concerns. How would you finish these? One of the sides kind of comes in on itself and actually had a hole (which I discovered doing the initial epoxy pour to get the holes ready for the stones).
Another concern is the part that looks like a shell. I really like it, not sure if I want to even cover it in stone, but I want it to be level with the rest of the table, which might be impossible.
The entire slab had a large crack running the length of it, so on the underside I used water putty and glued a 1/4” piece of plywood to stabilize it. It definitely feels stronger.
Thanks! And if you think I have screwed up past the point of no return, please help!! :)
Sorry the pictures aren’t the greatest tonight. Bad lighting. This wood really is beautiful!! I just hope I do it justice, especially on the sides.