Latest little furniture project

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  1. Chris Slade

    Chris Slade Active Member War Zone Member Top Poster

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    This is not finished yet, but you can get the general idea from this. The top is three maple beams with zebrano wood on the sides. The bottom I just fab'd up in the garage. Steel needs to be painted and wood secured to frame. Just have it sitting there like this to look at for a few days to see if I should and anything.

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  2. Chris Slade

    Chris Slade Active Member War Zone Member Top Poster

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    A matching pole type coat rack is next on the list I think.
     
  3. Jack

    Jack Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

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    Very nice Chris, I really love the look. :2tu:
     
  4. Chris Slade

    Chris Slade Active Member War Zone Member Top Poster

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    Thanks. Not that hard to do really. The wood working was more work than anything else. Each beam is five maple boards stacked, then the zebrano on the sides. Cutting, clamping, and gluing all of that, then sanding and applying finish (which is probably not done yet) was really time consuming and not much fun. The flattest big work surface in our house is a stone topped kitchen island, so the clamping and gluing happened there.... my wife loved that.
     
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    Jack Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

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    Yeah I bet she loved it :no:

    That is alot of work though and I applaud your labors. I like the zebra wood very much, it adds so much to the overall package.
     
  6. Andrew Pratt

    Andrew Pratt Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    That's very nice.
     
  7. Rick C

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    Chris that looks great. I like the steel and old wheels look.
     
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    JeffC Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member

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    Looks great.

    Tell the truth though. Your wife saw something similar on Pintrest and said "Hey, make something like that!" :lol:

    Geez I hate pinterest.
     
  9. Chris Slade

    Chris Slade Active Member War Zone Member Top Poster

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    No pinterest, I don't like it either. My wife has zero visualization skill. Even if I described something and show he a sketch she doesn't get it until she sees it. The wheels came from me searching old casters online... and I said no way am I paying for those. But these caster things I made are really just feet they are not functional.

    Having said that do the right searches on youtube and you can find videos of almost any project or at least something similar.

    This project came to me walking through the hardwood place I go to. I found that zebra wood and wanted to give using it a try. It is pricey, and too much is too much. So I came up with this so you would see the zebrano but not too much was needed.

    The coat hanger thing will be the fourth piece in our house, and I suspect that will probably be enough of this stuff. So I'll have to give making something else a try.
     
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    pillatier Well-Known Member War Zone Member

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    Gorgeous! Love the wheeled base. Did you make that too?
     
  11. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

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    Very nice and strong too. You could use it to park a car on.

    Sweet!
     
  12. Randy Rhoton

    Randy Rhoton Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member

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    Nice! :tu:
     
  13. Chris Slade

    Chris Slade Active Member War Zone Member Top Poster

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    Yeah, I made the wheels too, I did not grow the trees, and I bought the steel in 10' lengths, other than that I did it. I painted it flat black on the weekend, secured the wood to the steel frame, and it is 100% complete and on to the next thing.
     
  14. Chris Slade

    Chris Slade Active Member War Zone Member Top Poster

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    I have this and two other pieces in the house. The other pieces are even beefier. I am pretty sure I could sit my house down on these with no foundation and it would be fine. Moving these things around is no small task.
     
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    Gorgeous. Do you worry about cracking a tile with all that weight?
     
  16. John Celardo

    John Celardo Well-Known Member Donor

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    Very nice work Chris. Before I read your last post I wondered what it must weigh. Steel and a load of maple and zebra must tip the scale at a big number. Can't wait to see the coat rack.
     
  17. Chris Slade

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    I can pick the bench up and move it, but I would only hold it for maybe say 10 seconds.

    I did think about cracking a tile, and thought it might happen, but it didn't. It is not really a major concern as replacing those tiles is on the list, although it is pretty far down.
     

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