Live Edge Step-Top Coffee Table

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Project by JordsWoodShop posted 05-17-2013 12:57 PM 6491 views 16 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a coffee table I have just completed for a special customer made out of a salvaged Jarrah slab I found just laying out in the sun and rain at a local salvage yard, at first it seemed that it was beyond help and destined for fire wood but I am glad I decided to persevere with rescuing this beautiful piece of wood.

The base made out of 50×10mm mild steel and is MIG welded together, then painted using a 2 pack epoxy paint.

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-- Regards, Jordan Crawford,

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#1 posted 05-17-2013 01:04 PM

Great Job I like the way it looks.

-- Todd

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#2 posted 05-17-2013 01:14 PM

Amazing piece of salvaged wood there. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Great job on this piece.


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#3 posted 05-17-2013 01:21 PM

Really beautiful work

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 05-17-2013 01:34 PM

nice looking

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#5 posted 05-17-2013 01:51 PM

Thanks guys!

-- Regards, Jordan Crawford,

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#6 posted 05-17-2013 02:31 PM

Very nice looking table,and what a save on the slab of Jarrah! I have always liked furniture pieces that combine with wood metal, in fact I am finishing up a coffee table using reclaimed barnwood and metal framing as well (posting soon)! Hope mine turns out as nicely as yours, anyways thanks for sharing and hope to see more!

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#7 posted 05-17-2013 02:34 PM

Very cool.

-- hap, gunbarrel city tx.

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#8 posted 05-17-2013 02:49 PM

great looking table. The two tier design is very interesting. You have designed it to get the most out of the live edges. I like the small step into top tier in picture two. Was that also a live edge that you routed and smoothed out or did you create that tier?

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#9 posted 05-17-2013 05:39 PM

That has got to be one of the nicest looking pieces of wood I’ve ever seen. And the resulting table is no slouch either. I really like this. A lot. Beautiful!

-- Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.

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#10 posted 05-17-2013 10:29 PM

Really beautiful
You did a great job!

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#11 posted 05-17-2013 10:31 PM

Beautiful !! I love the contrast of the hard angles of the steel, with the warmth and live edge of the wood. Great work.

-- - Chris

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#12 posted 05-17-2013 11:28 PM

So nice!!!!! Really been wanting to learn how to weld, love wood and steel together.

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#13 posted 05-18-2013 12:51 AM

very nice,great save.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#14 posted 05-18-2013 01:15 AM

Thanks everyone,

Woodbridge, I created the tier as a bit of a creative element as there was a few low spot in the slab but I didn’t want to take away too much width as I liked the sun dammage being visible so i decided to rout/sculpt those areas down.

-- Regards, Jordan Crawford,

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#15 posted 05-18-2013 08:11 PM

Great piece mate! Like the 2 tier design its a good way to make use of narrow live edge boards. Yes the Jarrah is gorgeous. I thought the different thicknesses on the top must have been from someone trying to free hand mill with a chainsaw.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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