Massive Farm Table

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Project by John Obelenus posted 06-26-2014 10:14 AM 2230 views 9 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a recently delivered client project. It is 42×96 and the entire table is made from antique reclaimed heart pine. The top is 4” thick and made from 8 cut down barn beams. I’m guessing the table weighs about 500-600 lbs.
The only glue used was in the stretcher that was made using dominoes…all the mortise and tenon joints were draw pinned and came out great (first shot at draw pinning – I’m a convert! – who needs clamps?!)
It was installed with no finish – the client is going to mineral oil the top and danish oil the base…

It came out great and looks great in his 4.5 million $ weekend house!!!

-- If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life...

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 06-26-2014 11:20 AM

Very beautiful work. Those are some of my favorite clients!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 06-26-2014 12:28 PM

Great job…..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 06-26-2014 12:32 PM

That is one big table. Looks great.

-- Chris K

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Don Broussard

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#4 posted 06-26-2014 02:13 PM

Very handsome table, John. It looks like it would make a great workbench too. Just add a couple of vises and put it to work.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#5 posted 06-26-2014 05:24 PM

Apologies for the newbie question, but what method did you choose to attach the top? Is movement more/less of a concern with a bigger piece?

Beautiful table!

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#6 posted 06-26-2014 05:42 PM

Nice job, a lot of time there !!!!

I am curious how much space differances ,between the drilled holes for your pins?

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John Obelenus

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#7 posted 06-26-2014 10:24 PM

ja6ke – -The top is actually mostly riftsawn, so it shouldn’t move toooo much, I just used L brackets – the apron has a little give to it, so if it flexes a little it should stay together

Never enough…between 1/32-1/16 – a little heavy – I was surprised how well it worked – sucked those shoulders right in!!

Don – the wood for this was over $1500…I’l make my bench from maple…..!!!!


-- If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life...

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#8 posted 06-26-2014 11:19 PM

Great job

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#9 posted 06-26-2014 11:31 PM

That is one great looking table.

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#10 posted 06-27-2014 01:07 AM

Great job. Definitely a beefy table. :-)

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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