Redwood Dining Table

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Project by JDWilliams posted 22 days ago 429 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A redwood dining table with a black walnut trim. The majority of the table was made from redwood fence slats picked up from the local Lowes lumber yard. They sat and dried in my garage for about 2 months and then were turned into this table. Lots of fun doing this project with local resources. The black walnut was ordered on ebay from a reclamation guy who pulled these boards out of a barn.

-- J.D. Williams

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#1 posted 22 days ago

Great looking table. I like the idea of using redwood fence boards. Did you attach the redwood boards to another plywood top?

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 22 days ago

Beautiful table top.

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#3 posted 22 days ago

No – I used all fence slats for the table top (minus the black walnut trip). I just glued up the first layer using a long grain style with buttered ends. Then, I cut the top layer and glued straight down. I liked this approach because it crossed the grain and should prevent warping while maintaining the idea of a “pure” redwood solution. Using a premium piece of plywood would probably have been easier and made the whole project a bit more simple… my wife wants me to make another – slightly smaller as a desk for her. I might try that next time.

-- J.D. Williams

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#4 posted 22 days ago

Nice work. I like that you used redwood slats throughout—but I have found them to be really thin – guess that’s why you used two layers. My dog is still tearing through our redwood fence.

-- There's no such thing as a mistake; only a quick change of plans.

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#5 posted 22 days ago

Great looking dining table!

-- Dean

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