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Project by olegahg posted 01-11-2015 02:03 AM 2288 views 9 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Tthe wood is white oak, apparently it was floors in the loft of the barn. The family that I built the table for had the farm since the 1800s and just recently lost it. So they wanted to have something in their home from the farm. They really wanted to preserve the saw marks as a reminder, so I didn’t do any planing accept where i jointed boards together. the wood is 1” thick and I glued up 1×1 piece at the front of the sides to make it look like a 2×2 legs. the drawers were made from solid pine with dove tails. I used restoration hardware for drawer pulls which I had for many years and they were rusted in spots and worked great for this piece. I used 3 coats of semigloss poly for finish.





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#1 posted 01-11-2015 07:38 AM

Great looking piece, love the way it shows and the dovetail work

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 01-11-2015 01:29 PM

Very nice work, great looking piece of furniture. There isn’t any fresh cut edges showing, how did you conceal these? Stain or dye?

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 01-11-2015 01:45 PM

That is sharp looking. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 01-11-2015 01:58 PM

A very beautiful piece. Rustic, yet fine.

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#5 posted 01-11-2015 02:27 PM

Love the way you left all the original saw curves. Very nice piece.

-- R. Smith Central Iowa

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#6 posted 01-11-2015 02:35 PM

What a unique piece! Nice job!

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#7 posted 01-11-2015 02:54 PM

beautiful!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#8 posted 01-11-2015 03:52 PM

Nice work, I really like it. I like how you matched the rough saw cuts from board to board especially on the carcass side and drawer fronts, the piece has great presentation. Wood like that is very porous, what did you use for finish? Also any Idea what the wood is?

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#9 posted 01-11-2015 04:21 PM

Cool table, but those saw cuts and there alignment make it great. I’d also like to see more details on the build and finish.

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#10 posted 01-11-2015 06:47 PM

thanks. the wood is white oak, apparently, it was floors in the loft of the barn. The family that I built the table for had the farm since the 1800s and just recently lost it. So they wanted to have something in their home from the farm. They really wanted to preserve the saw marks as a reminder, so I didn’t do any planing accept where i jointed boards together. the wood is 1” thick and I glued up 1×1 piece at the front of the sides to make it look like a 2×2 legs. the drawers were made from solid pine with dove tails. I used restoration hardware for drawer pulls which I had for many years and they were rusted in spots and worked great for this piece. I used 3 coats of semigloss poly for finish.

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OnhillWW

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#11 posted 01-11-2015 09:00 PM

Thanks for the details – it is beautiful.

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hookfoot

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#12 posted 01-11-2015 10:33 PM

Beautiful. Keep it up.

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#13 posted 01-12-2015 01:28 AM

awesome!

-- Travis, South Dakota

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#14 posted 01-12-2015 01:55 AM

Beautiful piece of furniture! I love how the saw marks are left, makes it rustic, yet it is elegant.

-- Matt ~ "Show us a man who never makes a mistake and we will show a man who never makes anything.” - Herman Lincoln Wayland (1830-1898), author

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#15 posted 01-12-2015 02:35 PM

beautiful work

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