This grand slam table made with baseball bat legs is sure to be a hit with your little slugger!
What you'll need
What you'll need
- jigsaw 1268-687
- drill 1239-210
- drill press 1334-345
- fostner drill bit 1213-877
- belt sander 1262-859
- router 1258-437
- 3/4" half round bit 1216-586
- 2" paint brush 1612-605
- fine tip artist paint brush 5712-311
- paste wax (dark) 1874-760
- 6' of 16" pine shelving
- junior baseball bat 6835-017 (3)
- epoxy resin 8659-481
- wood glue 2020-173
- 11/4" wood screws 2174-346
- masking tape 1670-285
- Beauti-Tone Cabinet and Furniture Paint 1880-424/427/429
Step by Step:
- Cut the shelving into two (2) 16" squares.
- Mark a 16" circle on one piece (measure to find the centre of the square, then tie a pencil and a small nail to the ends of a 8" length of string to scribe a circle). Cut the circle with the jigsaw and use it as a template to make the second circle.
- Glue and stack the two circles together, alternating the direction of the wood grain.
- Drill eight (8) counter sunk holes around the circle, 2" in from the edge, and fasten with screws (ensure they do not go through the opposite face).
- Clean off excess glue with a damp cloth. Let dry.
- Router the edges, then sand smooth and round.
- Sand the handle of the bat to match the size of 2" bit and then sand or cut the butt of handle to make it flat.
- Divide the tabletop into three equal spaces for the leg placements.
- Drill 2" holes, 1" deep, angled approximately 8 degrees away from the centre.
- Dry fit to ensure the bat ends sit in the holes. Mix resin and fill holes 1/4". Insert the bats and tape to maintain the correct position. Finish filling the holes and let the resin harden.
- Paint the tabletop with Beauti-Tone Decorator White paint. Mark the stitching line lightly with a pencil, then paint using a fine tipped brush and red paint (shown Fort McMurray). Let dry.
- Shadow the edges with Beauti-Tone Assiniboine paint. Using a soft brush or a soft, damp cloth, stipple the colour around edges, working towards the centre. Blot with a clean, soft, damp cloth to soften the effect. Continue until desired effect is achieved. Let dry.
- Cover with the dark paste wax, let dry, and rub to achieve a soft, lustre finish.