150-year-old table

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Blog entry by Ryan Haasen posted 01-04-2012 11:42 PM 4979 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My parents recently bought this table from a friend. It is 150 years old. The top of the table is a 5” thick, solid slab of teak, and I am not sure of the species of the legs. It weighs about 800lbs. we were going to use it as a dining tale, but the knots on the side made it uncomfortable to sit at, so it is now more of a display table.

-- Ryan

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#1 posted 01-04-2012 11:50 PM


-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#2 posted 01-05-2012 01:09 AM

hmmm… 5” thick slab of teak would sell for a TON!

-- San Diego, CA

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#3 posted 01-05-2012 01:12 AM

Wow what a history that thing must have, all the way back to the Civil War!

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 01-05-2012 01:26 AM

I sure would not cut the edges of just to make it more comfertable to sit at. It has to be worth big bucks.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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Ryan Haasen

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#5 posted 01-05-2012 02:01 AM

Thanks for your comments. I mis measured the thickness of the teak slab, it is about 4 inches thick. And our friend payed $15,000 and we bought it off of him for $5,000. Quite the steal.

-- Ryan

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#6 posted 01-05-2012 04:18 AM

Looks heavy alright. most unique.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 01-06-2012 03:38 PM

That table has a spirit of it’s own.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#8 posted 01-06-2012 03:41 PM

Very nice

-- Vladimir, Atlanga, GA

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#9 posted 01-06-2012 04:12 PM

That’s insane. 800 pounds!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#10 posted 01-06-2012 04:19 PM

How did they get her home?

-- - As a woodworker, it could be interesting sometimes waking up in the morning and asking, "Lord, what will you have me do today?" -Noah

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