An Easy to Build Kitchen Island/Bar Table

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2 Days

A few years ago, a tree fell on our house. Once we had the tree removed from the structure, we had it cut into planks so we could use it to build new furniture.

This tree was massive, and we ended up with several thick, beautiful planks. One of the main things we were going to build was a new dining table since the tree destroyed the table I'd previously built. Since our home was seriously downsized, we no longer had room for a regular dining table.

We decided to use a section of one of the planks to build an island/bar table. I reused a black pipe frame with flanges from another table and gave it a new coat of paint.

Then we secured the section of the tree to the frame. We used resin to fill in the cracks in the center of the table. It was our first time with resin. I don't really like how it came out so were going to plane the top and refinish it (a project for another day!)

The slab of the tree has some amazing markings on it. Even the saw marks are beautiful!

The table fits perfectly in our small kitchen (which used to be a bedroom!) and we love it!

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  • Shuganne Shuganne on Jan 02, 2022

    What do you do to keep the flanges on the floor from marring or scratching it?

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  • Barbara Barbara on Jan 03, 2022

    Nice job…I think I’d have left the live edge on though. That’s so popular now.