From farm to table:   My latest creation which I just finished this past week, was centered around a  massive piece of rusted iron that was a "barn find".  I was allowed the opportunity to go into old barns on a farm designated to soon become a housing development.   The iron was found under some debris in one of the barns that was still partly standing.   

 Getting the rust off took a couple days with a belt sander,  a grinder with flap disks and finally a dremel to get into tight areas.  After derusting and polishing a metal blackener was used to give contrast.

Getting the rust off took a couple days with a belt sander,  a grinder with flap disks and finally a dremel to get into tight areas.  After derusting and polishing a metal blackener was used to give contrast.

The vision I had almost immediately, was to make this into a vintage/space themed table.  My version of steampunk.  The base would resemble a rockets bottom section, topped off by a two tier top that resembles a flying saucer.  Overall it should have a steampunk feel to it.  

For the top I used some antique oak and walnut that I had previously retrieved from an abandoned farm house in central NC.   The land owner said it had been rough cut and stored in the house since the 70s'.  To put it all together I shaped some walnut supports for the two-tier tops. My thought was the bottom tier as a place to put remotes, phones, tablets or even a small laptop.  All tucked safely away and pretty much out of sight.

     Worm holes were filled with epoxy, highly sanded, routed edges, then all lacquered

    Worm holes were filled with epoxy, highly sanded, routed edges, then all lacquered

The based is curved walnut legs below a round sub base of oak and walnut.   

 Legs are put together with floating tendons and fastened to the sub-base.  The iron is lag screwed to the base and the top.  

Legs are put together with floating tendons and fastened to the sub-base.  The iron is lag screwed to the base and the top.  

The finished product.  Next is to shoot some promotional photos once we determine a location.

The finished side table is a one of a kind, never to be duplicated new antique.  This is for sale just contact Pops.