Help with live edge project

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Blog entry by Danakelly posted 09-27-2020 03:35 PM 292 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, so hubby and I decided to take on a seemingly simple project, but need help! We purchased a piece of live edge wood in Amish Country, and finally found some metal legs we liked. Now that we have attached the two, we realize that the bottom of the wood has not been planed, and our table warbles ??? We aren’t professionals and do not have a planer, are there any tricks someone may suggest? Thanks for any help!

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#1 posted 09-27-2020 07:31 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks !

Maybe this question would be better posted in the forums section, as it is more conversational there. The blog section doesn’t get a lot of traffic and commentary.

Too answer, some dimensions of the slab ( and a picture ) would help consider how it would be approached. But, without tools, there aren’t a lot of options.

There may be a wood store or guild near you that offer thickness planning or drum sander services. In some areas you may even find someone setup with equipment and offering the service e.g like this CL post here

Doing it yourself, you might get by cheaply with a belt sander and a dust mask from harbor freight. Other options would likely require more tool investment or patient labor beyond mortal imagination.

I don’t know tricks, but .. if the slab is small enough to be supported with 3 legs, 3 legs are always stable. :)

good luck !

-- derek / oregon

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#2 posted 09-27-2020 08:01 PM

If one leg is just a bit short slide a small shim between the leg and the slab. And, if it works you may want to glue it in place.

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