The last few weeks has been a bit of a blur, full of moving, unpacking, paying the mortgage (belch!) moving furniture around, and quietly lamenting the need to unload some of our older furniture and purge the space of things we don’t absolutely love, or absolutely use.
One project that has been in the works for almost a year though is moving forwards to a reimagining session:
the coffee table!
I’ve had this amazing Walnut slab since June 2013, when our dear friends (and Paul’s old roommates), Eric and Amy, were packing up their house in anticipation of a move to St. Louis for grad school. I immediately wanted to make it into a coffee table, since the wood is gorgeous, but also because of the sentimental value the wood has. Eric milled this slab of wood with a chainsaw and his own two hands, and I love that you can still see the scars from the saw in the wood.
Plus it would be a great addition to our little couch-living area!
When I got the slab, hairpin legs were the only kind of leg I wanted to consider, and so I promptly purchased a three legs from a fabricator in Philadelphia that sells on Etsy. The only problem? The leg brackets are too big to fit the slab and can’t make a triangle that would keep the table from tipping over.
So now I have to reimagine the table, and I think I’ve decided how the base should work. I am enjoying the bent tube slab tables quite a bit, and I am thinking a mix between these two tables would probably work.
Now all I need to do is find someone who can weld me a base for not very much money and I’ll have my dream coffee table!
Does anyone have any resources for affordable custom welding in the Pacific Northwest?