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I had seen an amazing coffee table made out of railroad ties at Anthropology a few or so ago. The price was way out of my range- so I made my own! I d...
After drawing up the plans I was able to figure the amount of steel and lengths I needed. I brought my plans to a local steel mill and had them cut it...
The stell had a lot of grease on it so I cleaned it with GooGone. The ends also had sharp edges leftover from cutting so I used my Dremel Grinding bit...
Once the steel is all prepped it was time for welding. I have a small arc welder which was perfect for this project. I used my angle and clamps to mak...
Once welding was finished I grinded down any slag that was left from the welding process.
The next part was painting the steel. I used Rustoleum flat black spray paint.
To replicate the look of the aged pine boards of my inspiration table I bought stain grade pine, had it cut down to the size I need, then used several...
After my wood glue for the wooden tops was completely dry it was time to attach them to the steel bases. I used the metal drill bit to drill holes for...
To give the wood and aged feel I did several things: I used the edge of my sander to scrape it up, I used a blunt ended screw driver to poke some hole...
Now it's time to sit back and admire my finished table! The overall cost of this project was about $100 for all materials and supplies. The inspiratio...
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Posted:May 15, 2012
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