Metal Leg Side Table

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Project by rustednail posted 06-18-2013 04:50 PM 1684 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We were asked to do something different with this piece. Typically we work with reclaimed Wood only, but our customer wanted a table with metal legs to match a few other pieces they already had. We had some experience with basic welding and metal working, so we gave it a shot and this what turned out. The ends of the legs needed to be splayed so we cut wedges off a piece of bar stock, welded them to the leg and ground them flush. After all the welding and grinding we finished the metal with rust reformer and a flat black paint. The wood surfaces are of a butcher block type made with reclaimed oak. The wood was connected to the legs with 2” pyramid head lag screws, that we made by a blacksmith in North Carolina. In the end the customer was happy so we were happy.

-- Jeff Burke, Calhoun Ga,

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#1 posted 06-18-2013 05:29 PM

very sharp think it all turned out great

-- greg indiana

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#2 posted 06-18-2013 06:02 PM


-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#3 posted 06-21-2013 01:53 PM

That came out really beautiful. Cool design and like the combination of wood and metal. Great job!

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