So thus far I have a table. I began by with a piece of live edge elm wood I got from a sawmill in town.
After this I covered the wood in a layer of polyurethane and let it dry in my shed for a few days. This made the surface shiny and I used steel wool to buff it to a satin finish.
Finally I got hairpin legs off of amazon and attached them to finish the table part of the project.
I love the dark stain and hairpin legs! I’m also glad to hear you were still able to secure some live edge wood to stay close to your inspiration of George Nakashima. Will you try to make the moving light fixture similar in coloration to the table (black brushed metal, and dark wood tones)?
Miles, this came out really well. I really enjoy the aesthetic as well. How did you decide on the dimensions of the table? Were you building the table with a specific use in mind (e.g. bed side table, coffee table, etc.)? I am interested in seeing the table and light when it is finished. Great work.