A month or so back I was asked by a friend if I would be interested in making a river table for their upcoming banquet and fund raising auction. It was of course a colaborative effort with the graphics/style and logo were decided on by the chair person. I had already decided on the lumber to use which was a piece of walnut with a sap wood live edge. Having cut it in 2 pieces I reversed the sap wood and positioned it to appear as if sand on the riverbank. The width (16”) was determined by the width of the river and since the walnut was only 7/8” thick to begin with it ended up 3/4” as a ready plank. After pouring the initial river in blue I laid in the dummy rounds.Then a clear pour to bring the river level with the 'banks'Then I rounded the top edge with a 1/4” round over bit and the bottom with a 1/8” round over bit.To curtail dust and to maintain a constant temperature, I built an oven/pour station with plexiglass on one side. The temperature was maintained with 2 – 100 watt heat lamps installed in the top. I did hang a thermometer inside so I could keep it stable, not too hot and definitely not too cool.I'll be attending the banquet and auction on the 13th of April, anxious to see how it's recieved
A good neighbors of mine, Mark and Pam showed up last year and gifted me 5 pieces of walnut that they have had stored in their garage for 40+ years. The 2” by 5” stem” of this table came from their gift. The top is a 2” thick walnut I bought a few years back and wasn't really sure what to do with until I got the 2×5. Thank you for your feedback and comments.
Hey Lumberjocks, I just wanted to post a new project, a massive overhead. We designed this overhead so that there was an unobstructed view from inside the house to the pool. The two main columns are 34 feet on center and stand 15 feet from the house. The overhead is 36 foot in length and 17 feet off the house in total. We hired a framer to do the rough carpentry work. Once framed I installed the metal roof and all the flashings on the topside. Once that was completed I installed a 5 1/2 inch Pine shiplap. About 575 sq. feet. We stained ahead of time. At this point I installed a very high grade exterior plywood to wrap the main beam. I then added as much trim as I thought necessary. I removed the gutter and downspout from around the bay window and added 2×6 facia board to keep with the theme. We had electricians add all the lights, heaters and bug zappers. Thanks for checking out the massive overhead. Greg