Live Edge Maple Waterfall and Turned Walnut Coffee Table: The Turned Leg



Turned Leg

Ouch, I simply misplaced my higher half…

The construction and
design of our waterfall coffee table
was actually easy,
with just one really authentic ingredient – the entrance turned leg.
The opposite leg in addition to the tabletop, is a reside edge slab
mitered and reconnected in a 90 diploma joint that’s bolstered
with domino keys.

Turning the Leg

I started by looking for an applicable piece
of hardwood. Throughout a brief go to to the world behind the store I
noticed an deserted beam that appeared prefer it was product of
walnut laying on prime of an enormous pile of reclaimed wooden. I’ve no
concept if the beam was a part of a timber body constructing or a
rejectee of the lumber business, however it was there and appeared
promising.

The beam was moist and infested with some bugs.
However that didn’t deter me as I knew that salvaged wooden can look
spectacular if you realize what to do with it. On this case my
plan was to noticed the beam into blanks, flip one among them to wider
than the meant dimensions, dry it within the microwave and
lastly re-turn it into my meant design.

The walnut beam that we salvaged was long enough to provide wood for a few projects, among which was the sycamore coffee table that my student Mark built. The beam was a home to a few wood borrowing insects. It also provided a shelter to a snake who slithered away once we lifted it from the pile.

The walnut beam that we salvaged was lengthy sufficient to supply
wooden for a number of tasks, amongst which was the sycamore espresso
desk that my scholar Mark constructed. The beam was a house to a
few wooden borrowing bugs. It additionally offered a shelter to a
snake who slithered away as soon as we lifted it from the pile.

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After crosscutting and re-sawing the beam I checked its moisture content, which was high.

After crosscutting and re-sawing the beam I checked its
moisture content material, which was excessive.

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I turned the leg oversize, then I “baked” it in the microwave for five minutes at medium heat. I waited until the leg cooled down (that took surprisingly longer than anticipated) then and repeated the process a few more times that day util it felt and measured dry enough. Once this was done I returned the leg to final dimensions.

I turned the leg oversize, then I “baked” it within the microwave
for 5 minutes at medium warmth. I waited till the leg
cooled down (that took surprisingly longer than anticipated),
then I repeated the method a number of extra occasions that day till
it measured dry sufficient. As soon as this was carried out I returned the leg
to last dimensions.

Turning The Walnut Leg 6

— Yoav Liberman


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