Looking for ideas for my new coffee table project!
Hi all! I'm VERY new here and also very new to the idea of wood working! I did it as a child with family and loved it. I am finally in a place where I can do it again!
My first project is to build a coffee table. I was given a great (or at least I think it's great!) slab of wood from a fallen tree, and I instantly wanted to make a table out of it.
I'm here with a few questions. First, I noticed it's a bit bent. I can push down in the middle and make it flat, but I'm wondering what the best steps for a man with little tools to level it. It's still VERY wet. Got it yesterday and it leaves your hand wet when taking it away.
Second, do you keep the bark on, or take it off? I have seen pictures with both, I'm wondering what your thoughts are.
I know I need to sand it and clean it up, and noticed some nicks from the saw. Best ideas to get it nice and flat? I'm going to attach some pictures. Feel free to give me any advice you'd like! I'm open to learning! Thanks!