Live edge dining table, 2017

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1 dining table lili giacobino
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2 dining table lili giacobino

What have used: A long piece of live edge Pippy oak cut in half (£65), some rusted cast iron legs found at the local market (£40), metal spray paint, epoxy resin, additional timber for support underneath, a long piece of acrylic sheet, blow torch, sanding machine

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3 dining table lili giacobino

Cut the inside of your slabs so they match at both ends and leave a gap in the middle. Make sure each ends are square and even.

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4 dining table lili giacobino

Cut some extra length of timber for support underneath, cut a piece of acrylic sheet to fill the gap underneath, drill and glue some wood peg to joint both slabs

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5 dining table lili giacobinotable

Sand the table leg, clean and prep for paint. Protect your walls with plastic sheets as the spray paint will get absolutely everywhere. 2 coats of paints are necessary (considering the details or those legs, it took me 3 spray cans)

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6 dining table lili giacobino

once the wood glue has dried for 24 hours and that you have attached your support underneath ( timber on the side and acrylic sheet in the middle), sand down the whole surface and edges and remove dust

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7 dining table lili giacobino

Before pouring resin inside of the gap, sealed every edge or hole with a hot glue gun or strong glue. Protect the floor as it will leak anyway. Start mixing epoxy resin in small quantity and pour it 2-3 mm at a time. Use a blow torch to remove bubbles at the surface ( try to avoid setting the slab on fire, though...). Then wait 24 hours before pouring the next layer. Don't pour all at once or it will be a disaster. It took me 1 week to cover this table with epoxy resin..

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8 dining table lili giacobino

Once everything is fully set, protect the top of the table (an old curtain will do) and flip it upside down. Sand all the little drops or leaks of resin to have a smooth surface underneath.

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10 dining table lili giacobino

Attach to your cast iron leg and enjoy the table

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9 dining table lili giacobino
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11 dining table lili giacobino