Future Red Oak Table #1: Stage one

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Blog entry by Brian Hèbert posted 05-07-2014 02:56 PM 1451 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m starting a project to build a giant oak table (along with a few other things) from a red oak tree from my Grandfather’s old place

Here is the specimen. It is about 70’ tall and 37” in diameter at the base

It only took about 20 minutes to get it down. I used the bore cut method.

It is currently in 4 10’ sections and I have milled the first section into some decent sized beams that I will later resaw on a bandsaw.

I’m not without some help though

More to come. There is a long way to go. I still have three more sections to mill, and then comes the drying process.

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#1 posted 05-07-2014 03:41 PM

That’s a good lookin’ crew you’ve put together to help you with your logging and milling operation. ;-)

Best Regards. – Grandpa Len
Work Safely and have Fun.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 05-07-2014 03:48 PM

Thank you. There are two more where those came from!

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#3 posted 05-08-2014 10:39 AM

That’s am awesome and ambitious project. Good luck to you!

-- Brian in Wantagh, NY

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#4 posted 05-08-2014 12:30 PM

Thanks Brian. There is an old cowboy saying: whenever you have bitten off more than you can chew, dont worry; your mouth is bigger than you think. It is a big job but the yield will be worth it.

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