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bloney

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1052 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: walnut

Greetings. I am new to the forum and am need of some insight to a project I am going to be working on. I have recently acquired two very nice Black walnu crothwood slabs. They are roughly six feet long and run 18” wide up to 24” at the crotch end. They are 2 3/4”thick. My desire is to construct a coffee table using the slab as the top and Elk antlers as the base/legs etc. I need some advice regarding the attachment, and construction of the elk horn base. I am having to purchase the horns so can’t really make any mistakes while constructiong table. Your help is appreciated.


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#1 posted 1052 days ago

i start with supporting the top at the hight i want . then adjust the antler to suit me mark the contac point and direction the screw must go. i use finish head screws as often as i can . other screws are ok as long you can counter sink them . to hold antlers together ( to each other while building) i use zip ties. mix dif colors of elmers putty together to get the color that matches the antler.

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#2 posted 1050 days ago

How many antlers and how long for a coffe table that is 60” long and ranges from 18” to 22” wide?

Thanks

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CaptainSkully

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#3 posted 1049 days ago

This topic would also work in the design forum.

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