Resurfacing a table top.

Resurfacing a table top.

Several years ago I found a dinning room set at the local resource center.  The table had been used outdoors and the plywood top was destroyed.  

I found some thin Lyons sandstone slabs at local quarries near Boulder.  These are the same quarries that provided stone for the iconic buildings  on the University of Colorado campus.

I needed a sharp round edge for the table.  I also needed to make sure that the grout I used to fill gaps between the slabs was contained by a rim.  My colleage Suzan Judy pointed me to a local water jet company that cut the slabs to the 48" diameter in the table.

The rim was a challenge.  I finally bought several 4' long thin brass strips from a model train store. I used two of them connected by small bolts to enclose the top.  The hard part was anchoring the rim to the top. I ended up by using small diameter, long bolts that extended into two of the gaps where the grout line met the rim.

The result is shown above as it now sits in my kitchen.  

If you have a table you'd like to resurface with sandstone or tile, contact me at

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