You know when things are getting better when you have build orders and little time to blog. 🙂 So I’m going to do a catch up post now. But if your looking for up to date posts you should look at my Instagram account. https://www.instagram.com/backyarddiybuilder/?hl=en Just recently I had an order to make a […]
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 🙂