Live edge coffee table

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Project by Theotherbutcher posted 01-23-2014 08:58 PM 1362 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first go ‘round with a live edge anything. I seen the slab at my supplier and had to give it a shot. It had all the bark on the two edges and was too “live” for my taste. I choose to remove the bark. After trial and error, I found that a block of oak and a big hammer did the best job. I used a brass wire wheel to remove the remaining bark. The rest was just a hand power plane, drum sander and scraper to get it flat. I turned it so the bevel of the bark was facing down because it looked lighter and seemed more useable. I bought the hairpin legs on Etsy. I am still undecided if I like the placement of the legs. Maybe they should move in from the ends a bit. Any opinions on moving them or not would be appreciated. I applied several coats of lacquer then Briwax and I’m very satisfied with the finish.

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#1 posted 01-23-2014 09:00 PM

Next I will hire a proof reader!!!

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#2 posted 01-24-2014 12:14 AM

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Great looking slab there : )

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#3 posted 01-24-2014 01:52 AM

It’s a beautiful table. Funny you mentioned the placement of the legs. My first thought when I saw the table was I liked the legs pushed out to the edges

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#4 posted 01-24-2014 02:30 AM

I really like those legs. I have a walnut slab that I want to re-saw and make a table. However, I have been putting it off because I cant decide on the legs. You may have solved that for me.


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#5 posted 01-28-2014 03:20 PM

Fantastic table! Gorgeous top with natural edge that goes very well with the cool hairpin legs. Love the wood and metal combo. Great job!

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