Hey all! I am back from a glorious social-media-free long weekend feeling refreshed. Thanks so much for all the nice words and comments on last week’s post, and I am so sorry to hear that some of you are going through the same thing, it’s the worst. Now back to DIYing! I posted about my coffee table in my apartment tour post, and shared the story behind the wood slab, now it’s on to how to create your own. I was super excited when I found out that my local second hand store started selling unfinish wood. After finding the perfect piece, we got out the power tools to cut it down to size. More step after the break… (more…)
When I was looking for a conference table for the studio, I knew I wanted to make one using another live edge slab. First step: picking out the wood. I found an 8+ footer that was perfect for a bar height table. I wanted something that we could stand or sit around during brainstorming sessions, and that would fill the space with super high ceilings. Next, I had to figure out the legs…At a local maker mart, I found and amazing fabricator, Mike (he also built my triangle shelves), who was excited to take on the project of making super high hairpins! Then, it was time to finish the slab: after hours of sanding, I got a little nervous because there were a lot of imperfections, but after a coat of Minwax® Wood Finish™ Natural 209, the rich tones of wood were amplified, giving the wood some much needed character. After brushing on the stain, the once “problem spots” gave the wood more personality, and then the epoxy filled in all the cracks and divots I could not sand away. I could not be happier with how it turned out! Steps after the break…
ROOM DETAILS | Minted Three Houses Art, Ceramic Planter with Leather Strap, White Industrial Barstool (more…)
After I made this coffee table out of a slab of wood last year, I became a little obsessed with the look live edge wood. I love how it can break up the straight lines and bring a natural element into a space. My local Habitat for Humanity works with a nearby “farm”, The Urban Wood Lab, to re-purpose trees cut down in the area. They slice the tree vertically, plain and dry out giant live edge pieces for craftsman (and DIYers) to make tables, cabinets, countertop, floors…anything you can image. I’ve already bought two 9 foot slabs for more projects. Stay tuned to see what I make!
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