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Offline rvieceli

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Salvaged steel and walnut display shelf
« on: November 02, 2020, 06:58 AM »
Just finished up this walnut and steel display shelf commissioned by a great client of mine.

The piece incorporates a eight inch wide flange beam as the central support for the "floating" walnut shelves. There is a lot of inlay work in the walnut shelves both top and bottom. Steel is clear coated and the walnut uses Osmo Polyx clear satin.

Overall the piece is 44 inches wide by 34 tall and 12 deep. The shorter shelves are 34 inches.

Ron







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Offline rvieceli

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Re: Salvaged steel and walnut display shelf
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2020, 07:00 AM »
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Offline rvieceli

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Re: Salvaged steel and walnut display shelf
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Online RJNeal

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Re: Salvaged steel and walnut display shelf
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2020, 07:14 AM »
Very nice work. Nice and simple.
Thanks Ron for sharing.
Rick
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Offline ultane

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Re: Salvaged steel and walnut display shelf
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2020, 07:34 AM »
I might be wrong… Just ask my X...

Offline ear3

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Re: Salvaged steel and walnut display shelf
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2020, 08:31 AM »
Clean and elegant!  For the inlays, are you generally covering up holes and cracks, or are you also adding in additional ones for aesthetic purposes?

Where do you source your steel btw?
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Offline jobsworth

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Re: Salvaged steel and walnut display shelf
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2020, 10:59 AM »
Though Im not a fan of modern furniture, you did a very nice job with this.

 i like the way the steel is incorporated with the wood and the inlays are awesome.

 Good job very nice

Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: Salvaged steel and walnut display shelf
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2020, 11:06 AM »
Ron, always love your designs. Think I'm going to use this one as inspiration to use up some of the slabs I have littering the house. Helps me justify a trip to Fazio's to see what they have in the scrap steel area.

Are the distressed edges of the feet from flame cutting or did you apply them with an angle grinder?

Any special tips on finishing the steel? I've used a satin black patina with spray lacquer mostly but recently been playing with Penetrol and I'm tempted to give that a go but have some lingering doubts about rust in our climate. Here's the most recent:





Thanks,

RMW
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Offline rvieceli

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Re: Salvaged steel and walnut display shelf
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2020, 12:15 PM »
@RJNeal @ultane @ear3 @jobsworth @Richard/RMW

Thanks everyone. Was very pleased with how this one turned out.  [big grin]

Edward - most of the inlays are placed to correct flaws in the wood, ranging from cracks, insect damage and open knots, etc. Sometimes I'll add a couple of extra ones because I like the look or to tie the original inlay into the piece better.  so I guess the answer is yes to both. As for steel sourcing, I'm fortunate to has a fairly local family owned scrap yard that still allows folks to wander around the yard if you can stay out of the way of the equipment. If I have need a very specific piece I use a local steel supplier.

Richard - the edges on the flat bar pieces (both the feet and the support pieces under the top shelves) are kind of sculpted with a plasma cutter. After I get the steel cleaned up of mill scale and burn marks etc. I'll put some nitrile gloves on and clean the pieces with acetone, never touch the piece again with bare skin, and hit it with rattle can clear acrylic. I have never had good luck with lacquer. If I have a large flat area to coat, I will get a friend of mine with a body shop to shoot it for me. I really like that shelf with the rack under. Nice work.

Thanks again.

Ron
« Last Edit: November 02, 2020, 03:35 PM by rvieceli »

Offline Dan C

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Re: Salvaged steel and walnut display shelf
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2020, 04:08 PM »
There is something about a nice dark wood with steel. Very Nice!