Well, as promised- we put the first shipment of our hairpin legs to use this week. This table is also known as one of the easiest woodworking projects for a beginner ever, and way more satisfying than building a birdhouse. I should qualify this statement by saying that I really didn't do any of the hard
work. Michael out in the warehouse helped me pick out the lumber and then milled it all for me. I came in during phase 3 of the project, to help glue up the panel. My real contribution came in the way of sanding... I really dislike sanding, so give me a little credit.
Nice to meet you, sir.
About the table: The top is made from hard maple with an accent of zebrawood. It was finished with a General Finishes polyacrylic water based topcoat in semi-gloss. The edges have been rounded ever so slightly.
Harlan says all I need now is a green shag rug ;)
Essentially, the options are limitless when it comes to this table; it could be stained, have an inlay, be painted or made of reclaimed wood. For me, I wanted to keep it simple with clean lines, unstained wood and raw steel. Love.