Dimensions: Length 53 inches, Height 37 inches, Depth 15.5—18.5 inches, Weight 46 pounds. Wood is 1.25 inches thick. Legs are ¾ inch black pipe, a product measured by its internal diameter; external diameter is just over 1 inch. This piece would make a great bar, the main use I had in mind for it. It could also work as a side table in an entryway or dining room, or maybe even behind a tall couch positioned in the middle of a living room or den. The flange “feet” are adjustable, which is great if the floor has any unevenness. $350.
While walking through an alley, I spotted this rough slab of wood, a cross section of a tree, leaning against the back of a house near mine, in the Glover Park neighborhood of D.C. It wasn’t clear whether owner was throwing it away, so I asked him when I happened to see him a few days later. (Thank goodness no one else took in the meantime; I really wanted it!) He was indeed getting rid of it. He’d intended someday to make something out of it but realized he’d never actually get around to it. I said I’d put it to good use and would give him the first chance to buy whatever I made, and he let me take it. I don’t know what type of wood it is. I trimmed and squared three rough edges and scraped the bark off the live edge. I spent many hours sanding the rough top surface and live edge with a belt sander and eventually by hand. I knocked down most of the roughness on bottom but left some of the texture. I finished the wood with perhaps five coats of Minwax water-based clear satin Polycrylic. I assembled the legs and crosspiece/footrest from steel black pipe purchased—like so many things in my upcycle projects—at Home Depot. The guy who gave me the wood declined to buy the finished piece, but now you can.
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