DIY Live Edge Tabletop

The Hunted Interior

Just when Kristen thought that her outdoor living space was coming together nicely, Mother Nature threw her a curve ball. Actually, Mother Nature threw a patio umbrella through Kristen's glass tabletop, which certainly put a damper on any outdoor dinner plans! Fortunately, Kristen and her husband were able to turn this setback around by DIYing a live edge tabletop based on a $25,000 inspiration piece.

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Kristen and her husband built an easy tabletop using planks and scrap wood. They customized it by cutting out an oval in the center to add a built-in ice bucket. Once the rectangular tabletop was built, Kristen broke out the belt sander and went to work on the edges to get the softer look she craved. After treating the tabletop with a wood conditioner, she stained it to bring out the details of the wood. The final step was three coats of Man O'War marine varnish to waterproof the table for outdoor use.

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