Recently my Homeright paint sprayer broke down in the middle of a project, which caused a little bit of a scramble to finish. I have to say it has been a very reliable sprayer and great results for various projects. But it is fairly expensive and I needed something quick, so I ordered the HVLP […]
Hi friends 🙂 Once again i get busy with projects and try to play catch up with my posts.
Today i finally completed a special Live Edge Wood Slab project. I choose to do a simple project with my first wood slab.
Its a 5.5 foot slab of yellow cedar, that was rough cut. That means a little less expensive to buy as raw wood but more work in sanding. LOTS OF SANDING!!
This is my creation from the inspiration photo that i found from Pintrest.
I’m not entirely happy with the legs that i tried, so i’m going to be changing them soon to the ones that are on the coffee table below.
This was the inspirational photo i found on Pinterest
Sanding down the slab of wood it took 8 belts for my belt sander to get to a point for the orbital sander.
After all the sanding i stained the middle area Golden Oak to bring out the grain and the yellow of the cedar.
The edges i used a Kona stain.
I had to sand and re-stain the edges because when i used the Lacquer to finish the stain. The Lacquer bubbled, but I still liked the quality of finish.
So after a couple corrections the finish turned out even better.
After some delay in deciding what to use for the legs.
It was either the Iron table legs as shown in the first picture or try something different 🙂
So I went with an idea i saw. 1/2 inch steel pipe and flange .
Simply screw the flanges onto the pipe and BAM !! Four legs 🙂