This slab was given to me and I need ideas for legs.

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08-20-2012 10:54 PM

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Hi fellow Lumberjocks!

This table/slab was given to me in hopes of turning it into something special. The top is great but the legs are lacking to say the least.

My hope is to do something unique with this table, but I need help in figuring out something to do with the leg design.

Any and all ideas are welcome!


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#1 posted 08-20-2012 11:09 PM

Time for some driftwood hunting. The right piece o driftwood would make a nice base… My 2-cents

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#2 posted 08-21-2012 01:28 AM

I think it depends on your taste and any furniture you already have. I think of slabs as “typically” early American so you might consider turned legs that are moved toward the corners to form an isosceles triangle. However, you could also make a base from square tube iron welded to the shape of your preference and powder coated in a suitable color if you like a more modern look. Or you could make a large diameter cylinder with a foot under it to serve as a pedestal if that looks better to you. I am certain others will have more/better suggestions.

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#3 posted 08-21-2012 03:17 AM

I’d go for the driftwood if possible. If not, a short section of large diameter pipe (rusty and pitted). Wire brush it clean and then rub BLO into the surface. Sounds ugly but really would look nice with that slab top.

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#4 posted 08-22-2012 12:57 AM

Thanks for the advice, I will be searching for driftwood. When finished, I will post pics for you to see the finished product!

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