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Welcome to my first Instructable! Hope you enjoy it.

Please vote for me in the Furniture Contest. Thanks!

A few years ago, my wife had a client who wanted a table that looked like a tree for her breakfast nook. She had searched high and low, but couldn't find what she wanted. She heard that my wife, an artist, might be able to help her out. A couple of weeks later, she got what you see here.

We made this in our garage and forge, using scrap iron, Oriented-Strand Board (OSB), concrete countertop mix, and a few odds and ends.

 
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Step 1: Gather materials

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Materials

Scrap iron
available at your local steelyard for ~$.50/lb or
FREE if you know how to scrounge (cue Sanford & Son theme)
  -5" x 16" steel pipe
  -1" square tubing, various lengths
  -12-gauge sheet metal scraps
  -1"x1" scrap angle iron

Wood: 1- 4'x8'x3/4" sheet of OSB, cut in half
1" x 4" boards for forming concrete

Concrete countertop mix (different brands available)

Miscellaneous:
(2) Sheet expanded metal lath (~ $7 @Home Depot)
(1) Tube of Liquid nails or equivalent wood constructive adhesive
(1) Box drywall screws 1 1/4" long
Tar paper
Staples
(5) Wood screws 1/4 x 1" (to attach the branches to tabletop)
Felt furniture pads (little circles of felt available at Home Depot)
Concrete stains: yellow, red, and brown
Metallic paints: brass & copper
Concrete sealer

Tools:
1/2" drill with mixer attachment
5 gal. bucket to mix concrete
Staple gun
Tin snips
Scissors
Screwdriver
Arc or MIG welder

Forge, hammer and anvil
or
Vise, hammer, & 3-4' length of 2" pipe
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Its tremendous :)

motherprune1 month ago

Its magnificent :)

Aw...you're making me blush! Thank you very much.

mousepaper1 month ago

Thats splendid...

Thats interesting

super

amazedgreen1 month ago

thanks

fastbobble1 month ago

Its wonderful

gorgeddamp1 month ago


Impressive

Its helpful :)


Its wonderful

illrings2 months ago

Terrific...!!

airbugger2 months ago

Its extraordinary


Thats neat...

headlymph2 months ago

interesting

tealrink2 months ago

NICE

grousebandit2 months ago


Its brilliant :)

harechubby3 months ago

supper

jiffymanager3 months ago

great

calmlunch3 months ago

great

clapfilk3 months ago

good

super

workexaminer4 months ago


Thats awesome...

clickyummy4 months ago

good

bearblue5 months ago

nice

bearblue5 months ago

super

gazumpglue5 months ago

Thank you very much for your comments, Janice! I think that if someone takes the time to say something, the least I can do is thank them for it.

trinitygr69 months ago
I love your tree table. It looks so artistic. I think you are a great person to make a table. I would choose you for anything I want to make. You are fantastic artist. I will vote for you
KoomoriForge (author)  trinitygr68 months ago
Aw...you're making me blush! Thank you very much.
KoomoriForge (author)  cheesethumb9 months ago
Thank you very much!
KoomoriForge (author)  Janeska Malan10 months ago
Thanks, Janeska! It was fun to do.
KoomoriForge (author)  Janice Venter10 months ago
Thank you very much for your comments, Janice! I think that if someone takes the time to say something, the least I can do is thank them for it.
KoomoriForge (author)  sheepishbarber10 months ago
Thank you!
KoomoriForge (author)  dartlolly10 months ago
Thanks so much!
KoomoriForge (author)  potatopencil10 months ago
Thanks!
KoomoriForge (author)  WesZemel10 months ago
Thank you!
Mariska Botha10 months ago
Very cool and neatly done. Would love to see the kiddies version MAApleton suggested if you ever get round to making something like that.
KoomoriForge (author)  Mariska Botha10 months ago
Thanks, Mariska! I'll let you know if I go for it.
BunnyRoger11 months ago
I love this idea.... So so cool. Very unique.
KoomoriForge (author)  BunnyRoger11 months ago
Thank you very much!
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