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This grand slam table made with baseball bat legs is sure to be a hit with your little slugger!

Home RunThis grand slam table made with baseball bat legs is sure to be a hit with your little slugger!

What you'll need
Tools
  • 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

Materials

  • 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:

  1. Cut the shelving into two (2) 16" squares.
  2. 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.
  3. Glue and stack the two circles together, alternating the direction of the wood grain.
  4. 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).
  5. Clean off excess glue with a damp cloth. Let dry.
  6. Router the edges, then sand smooth and round.
  7. 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.
  8. Divide the tabletop into three equal spaces for the leg placements.
  9. Drill 2" holes, 1" deep, angled approximately 8 degrees away from the centre.
  10. 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.

Finishing:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Cover with the dark paste wax, let dry, and rub to achieve a soft, lustre finish.