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Project by Dan Krager posted 21 days ago 642 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is ALL wood, a very dense hard wood known in the midwest as hedge or osage orange. It is a very beautiful yellow green when “green”, and it will turn to a rusty brown then barn gray as it weathers. It will not rot. Not difficult to work when green, but when cured and dry will clean the teeth off your saw.
This is now standing proudly on the farm from which it came, along with a mighty harvest of its relatives.
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com





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ShaneA

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#1 posted 21 days ago

Well done. Looks very stout.

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Jerry

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#2 posted 21 days ago

Ohhh, this is beautiful.

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Jonathan

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#3 posted 20 days ago

Nice Dan. I like the trestle design.
I could use some non rotting wood back east!

-- Jhopewell, New Hampshire, www.hopewellwoodwork.com

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 20 days ago

I will bet it is very heavy. Excellent job.

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Lbwhaples

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#5 posted 20 days ago

Wow, that’s awesome :-)

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 20 days ago

Wow. That is beautiful! :)

Sheila

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Ampeater

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#7 posted 20 days ago

That is great and nobody will be able to walk off with it. :)

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#8 posted 20 days ago

Really nice work Dan.

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CampD

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#9 posted 20 days ago

Now that’s a picnic table!
Lifetime of memories to be made on that.

-- Doug...

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 20 days ago

That should outlast you! And probably don’t want to move it around too often. Hedge may be tough to work with but you created a very nice table/benches unit!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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fbo52

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#11 posted 19 days ago

Nice job lots of Osage Orange down here in OK French traders called it Bois D’Arc

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 19 days ago

I don’t think this table is going to run off anywhere. It’s nice work and very creative.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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Dan Krager

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#13 posted 18 days ago

Thank you, one and all.
Yes, the table is very heavy, estimated at 250 lbs. The benches are another 80 lbs each. The top comes off without tools, having been installed into French dovetails that secure it for lifting.
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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