Post by Robb Olson

 CUSTOM DESIGN AND BUILD WITHIN 40 MILES OF LAKE TAHOE, CA+NV

Made from scrap oak and steel these are the only two pairs made (W16"xD16"xH19" each).

Available at our Tahoe City, CA gallery. Steps for construction . . .

- find scraps about the same size and let them tell you what they want to be and then design

- square up 16 oak block scraps the same size (use a jointer, planer and a saw for the tops and bottoms)

- dry-fit blocks in a pinwheel pattern for square

- design steel legs and have them cut with a water jet, the folks at olsonworks, inc cut these

- dry-fit steel legs and plan attachment method

- drill legs on a drill press,  being systematic makes like easy

- add gun blue patina and clear-coate the legs

- glue blocks together with gorilla glue or equal (use splines, biscuits, or dominos to maximize stability)

- Rorschach finish on the bottom by a tannin stain technique (rest piece on a wet metal sheet) 

- cleaned up blocks with sanding tools and paper

- tung oil wood as needed and repeat over the years if needed

- enjoy for many years and let the piece age and be enhanced by your life events

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