Lisa’s design aesthetic had shifted over the years to a more modern style, and she was ready to update her table to match her changing tastes. Her father-in-law helped her chop down the tree and transport it to his lumber mill to cut the thick slabs she needed.
With heavy duty clamps and a lot of wood glue, Lisa was able to secure the three slabs together, with metal slats and screws placed underneath for additional reinforcement. From there, she sanded down the rough wood and covered the wood seams with sawdust and wood glue, filling in the cracks and creating a solid-looking wood table top.
Lisa took great care in choosing the right legs for the table. “We chose these because we like the polished chrome look – and because they were made of steel. The table top probably weighed 400lbs or so, and these legs could hold 220lbs per leg. If we had chosen aluminum legs or something different, they might have buckled under the weight of that solid table.”
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