Douglas Fir live edge slabs supported by industrial black iron pipe

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 01/22/2019 - 19:42

I began the project by ripping 6” strips of sanded pine plywood. I attached those to the walls using brad nails and wood glue. Filled the holes with glaziers putty and sanded lightly once dry. Primed and painted to finish.  

I then had a local mill rough cut the lumber for the shelves. I stripped the bark (except one which I loved so I left it on) and sanded at 120, 180 and 220. I drilled 1 1/4” holes to fit the pipe through and finished the wood with 4 coats of Varathane Diamond Finish clear coat. 

I used Varsol and some elbow grease to remove the black coating on all the gas  pipe. 

Finally i pieced it all together! 

Estimated Cost
$800 CDN
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Douglas Fir
Finish Used
Varathane Diamond Finish
Required Skill Level
Intermediate