Live Edge Oak TV Console With Iron Pipe Legs




Introduction: Live Edge Oak TV Console With Iron Pipe Legs

About: Liberty University alumni carpenter and welder

A friend of mine got in touch with me about wanting to make a TV console for him, so I decided I wanted to try something that I have never done before by using life edge wood and iron pipes for legs. I found these pipes and flanges for around $65 total on amazon. At Lowes or Home Depot it was about $160 so I highly recommend


Live edge wood

Iron piping 4-(1" x 12") & 4-(1" x 3.5")

Iron flanges 16-(1")


circular saw


Step 1: Cutting and Sanding

Since the entire board was roughly 105 inches we tried to cut it almost evenly in half, but there was not a single square edge on this board so for the most part we had to cut what looked pretty much half and also what looked fairly straight.

After cutting I sanded with a hand belt sander with very low grit sand paper and then slowly went up grits on an orbital sander. This entire process took multiple hours and was very exhausting,

Step 2: Adding Mineral Spirits and Danish Oil

After the sanding put a coat of mineral spirits on to clean the board and get any dirt and dust off of it.

After drying we decided to use danish oil because I have heard good things about it and wanted to give it a try, personally I don't see the difference between danish oil and stain, the end result was almost exactly the same.

Step 3: Add Polyurethane

I had to go back to college so I gave the responsibility of putting the polyurethane to a friend. I told him to add a coat and then use 220 grit sand paper to sand between each coat and that's what he did. He ended up putting a total of three coats on and it finished with a perfect shine and smoothness.

Step 4: Assembly

The assembly was much more complicated than I thought it would be. Since there was no square edges we had to create our own rectangle inside the perimeter of the board using a carpenters square and a straight edge. We also drilled a hole directly through the center of the flange so that we will know exactly where we need to put the flange on the other side of the board. This was a very tedious process but it was very worth it in the end.

Step 5: Finally Done!

After many different iterations and planning steps we decided on this beautiful piece and I think it couldn't have turned out any better!

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    2 years ago

    With Danish oil you would apply several coats and not put poly over it. Poly makes it feel like plastic, oil finish done right will last longer and still feel like natural wood.


    2 years ago

    This is the first live edge project I'd think about making, a great take on the use of live edge material. Nicely done, your finished project is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.


    Reply 2 years ago

    Thank you!