Introduction: Walnut Hallway Table Topper

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Topper for a metal hallway table topper I found.

Step 1:

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Found a piece of walnut with an interesting graining pattern and cut it into 3/4" strips and mixed them up.

Step 2: Glue Up

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Glued them together and clamp them up while keeping them flat.

Step 3: Finish

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I used vinyl sealer and precatalyzed lacquer.

Step 4: Here It Is

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I just put small adhesive clear rubber feet on the bottom of it and set it in place. Thanks for looking y'all.


alisterdark (author)2015-02-09

Did you attach the wooden top to the metal frame in any way? I'v been thinking of a similar design.

TimBTodd (author)alisterdark2015-02-09

I did not attach it at all. I put some small clear rubber pads down so it wouldn't slide, and just placed the wooden top on top of the table.
I considered screwing through the metal top, underneath, unto the wood, but wanted to avoid doing that in case I ever decided to remove the top or something.
I's been over a year and it hasn't moved.

mattrobb (author)2014-12-25

Table looks great! The metal frame looks to be a 55 gallon aquarium stand. Those are readily available.

seamster (author)2014-12-17

Very cool. I love the look of the mixed-up grain! Did you also make the metal frame?

TimBTodd (author)seamster2014-12-17

Thanks! I didn't make it but I refurbished it. I found it in a field of kudzu. You can see some photos here if you're interested:

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