EP. 25 MODERN LIVE EDGE COFFEE TABLE
Today on Modern Builds, I'm making a live edge coffee table with a mid-century twist by adding hairpin legs. This is my first time using a router-sled jig to flatten a slab and it worked out suprisingly well. All my supplies are listed below as well as a written step-by-step.
Industrial By Design 16" Hairpin Legs: http://amzn.to/24WUrE1
Watco Natural Danish Oil: http://amzn.to/24WUuj4
STEP ONE: Find a slab
STEP TWO: Frame it
I'm using a simple 2x4 frame to go around the sled, this is what the router sled will ride on.
STEP THREE: Add legs
The legs determine the height of the sled, which in turn determines the depth of the cut.
STEP FOUR: Cut and Repeat
Once the sled was made from scrap plywood, it was time to make the first pass. To make multiple passes, remove the legs, shorten them the amount you want the depth of the cut to be, reattach them, and run over it with the router.
STEP FIVE: Flip and Flatten
Once one side is flat, flip it over and flatten the bottom. Now that you have one side flat, there's no more need to shim it.
STEP SIX: Sand, Sand Sand
STEP SEVEN: ADD LEGS
I'm using a 16" set of hairpin legs from Industrial by Design:
STEP EIGHT: OIL IT UP
I used non-tinted danish oil from Watco :
That's all there is to it! I hope you enjoyed it and go out and make your own. If you do, don't forget to tag me in a picture of it!
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