If you don't remember I started making this table that I had seen at Anthropologie:
I loved the table but not the price tag. So I set out to make one of my own- doing research, drawing up plans, getting steel cut ect. Then last Novemeber I started on the smaller coffee table, but the project stopped there for a good while.
This past Saturday despite the heat wave we're experiencing here in San Antonio I took my husband up on his offer to watch the Con-Man for a few hours so I could get some welding done. It took me a while to get started, I had to remember how everything was supposed to fit together. I was worried for a minute that I had some of the pieces cut to the wrong size - but all was well!
The type of welding I do is called arc welding or stick welding. I learned a trick online that I wanted to try out this time around. The website suggested cutting the welding sticks in half to give better control. I tried it out but it didn't work to well for me, maybe I'll try it again next time.
I also got some much needed tools to make this project easier- an angle and some clamps. Thank goodness I did! It made everything go so much faster and all my angles were straight!
I was in a bit of a rush to finish so I didn't get to take many progress pictures but I snapped a few.
So, all I have left to do is grind the slag (ugly black stuff in above picture), spray paint the frame and built the wooden tops!
I need to get this finished up before our big move. It's just over a month away!
How did you enjoy your weekend? Any fun projects to talk about?