Friday, June 7, 2013

Surf's Up!

We had just made a delivery of an upcycled day bed and my DC (Dear Client) offered me an older styled kitchen table.  DC is a very resourceful artist herself, and had wonderful ideas for the table, but when I saw it... all I could think was... SURFBOARD!  RIGHT?!  

So after some conversations with Mr Star, who is generally on board with anything surfboard related, he went to shaping his first maple kitchen table surfboard!  

Here is the beginning of it's rough shape, before sanding.

The board was then totally sanded down, tacked, and then we decided on the design for staining. 
 We both agreed to try to stay with the classic look, the one we both love.

Our grom even got in on it, you mention surfboard around here and you get everyone's attention.  The shaping duo attached twin fins vs a single...

Here is the board stained before the poly went on.  I ended up putting on three coats of poly,
 sanded and tacked between each coat.  
We then attached some iron legs I took off another project... and we have a one of a kind 5 foot classic surfboard coffee table!  What a great way to reinvent a kitchen table, wouldn't you say?

 This first one will stay home with me!

 It can also be used as a bench, as my grom demonstrates!

Hope you enjoyed this transformation!  Contact me to be put on the waiting list, each one will be different of course... we will also be making shelving etc with our new classic surfboard look!