Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Herringbone Table Progress

Over the weekend David named this MEGA PROJECT, and for good reason, we were basically a lumber mill without the correct equipment. It was A LOT of cutting! We'll go into that more when we post a tutorial ... but for now, check out our progress!


Rough pieces of driftwood were cut down to 1x4 pieces of wood to give a variety of color and texture. LOVE!


For the edges, I held a piece up and marked the cut with a pencil and then David cut with the miter saw (so much faster with two people!)



We've finished everything but two edges, then we'll be almost done with the top!


You've probably guessed by now, but it is going to be a coffee table for our living room ... check back for progress!

29 comments:

  1. i am DROOLING over that awesomeness!!!! oh sarah! you have serious skills!

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    1. Thanks Cassie!! I love how David can figure out how to do my crazy ideas! I'm dying over the inside of that wood, LOVE it!!

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  2. wowowowowowowow! i bet my mom would love that for her florida house!

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  3. Speechless! I am dying over how good this is!!!

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    1. The inside of that wood is pretty amazing - definitely motivation to keep cutting!! Thanks Elizabeth! :)

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  4. I love, love all of the texture and the colors found in the wood! I am seriously impressed with your unlimited skills!

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    1. I know, definitely my favorite part!! Thanks so much Jeanna!

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  5. Whoaaa!! It's looking amazing! I cannot wait to see it in your room once it's finished!

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    1. Thanks Chaney!! I like our old ottoman, but it was a little bland next to our sofa - I think this will be perfect amount of contrast!

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  6. I LOVE this! I can't wait to see the final product. Looks amazing so far!

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    1. Thanks Megan!! We are trying something a little different (for us) for the base, I hope it turns out like it's in my head! :)

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  7. OMG that is SPECTACULAR!!!!! Can't wait to see the finished result, it looks awesome.

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  8. So gorgeous. Can't wait to see it done!

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    1. Thanks Sarah! me too, we should finish it up this weekend! :)

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  9. WOW! It looks amazing Sarah!!

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  10. so glad we got a peek..sounds a bit tedious...but totally worth it! can't wait to see the results!

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    1. Definitely a lot of work, but seeing the inside of the wood was motivation to keep going! :)

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  11. That is absolutely amazing...what a unique piece! You won't want to put anything on your coffee table and cover up any of that loveliness!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer!! I know right? Maybe a lucite tray would be perfect! :)

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  12. I would have commented earlier, but I PASSED OUT!!!! Congratulations. It's amazing.

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  13. wow, what a project!!! Can't wait to see how it was done :)
    Brittany
    www.classicallyb.com

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  14. It looks beautiful! Did you treat the wood at all before doing all the inlay to take care of any critters that might have been inside? I know my friends had to let an oak stump they found sit forEVER before making a table out of it because they were worried about bugs.

    Looking forward to seeing the final project - looks like it's a stunner!

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    1. Thanks Bessa! Good question! We didn't treat the wood. The pieces are pretty thin (.25" thick) and we didn't see any bugs while we were cutting. The areas with the worm holes go straight through or are very thin so it looks like they have been vacated for at least some time :)

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  15. Dear Sarah, i've been following your blog for some time and in EVERY single project i'm always blown away by your AMAZING ideas and execution!! Many congratulations and thank you for being such an inspiration and for sharing. I wish my husband could also help just 1/10 of what your husband does :) That is also extremely nice!
    Looking forward to see the end product.
    cheers from Portugal!
    Orquidea

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