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Project by woodman488 posted 12-29-2008 05:52 AM 7450 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished a rustic table I promised my wife 10 years ago!!!! After located the rough sawn pine slabs in Southern Michigan, I looked at them for 5 years pondering a design (sounds good). Another 1-1/2 looking for hand peeled logs, I found them further up near Grand Rapids Mi. (White cedar). It actually only took 4 weeks to complete. Intermediate boards are only 1” thick that are laminated & biscuited to a sheet of Maple plywood. Perimeters boards are 2-3/4” thick and are rabbited into the plywood and biscuited as well. Logs are turned with a tenon cutter. Now I have to start on end tables. Problem is, I can’t spend 6-1/2 years looking for the lumber because I have it on hand now. I’ll have to find some excuses. The chairs were not made by me but made by an Amish company. I do not think she could wait for me to attempt to make chairs.

-- woodman488





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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 12-29-2008 05:32 PM

Well, maybe it was worth waiting for??? Looks like it goes with your home really well. On to the tables.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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roy

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#2 posted 12-29-2008 05:39 PM

sounds like you have a work schedule like mine!!!!
great work always requires a lot of planning
very nice work
i’ll check back in a couple of years to see how the end tables are coming along ( ha ha )
i’m sure they will be as nice as the table

-- tn hillbilly.." tryin to do the best i can with what i got "

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dennis mitchell

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#3 posted 12-29-2008 06:21 PM

I suggest growing your own trees! That will slow a project down.

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dennis mitchell

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#4 posted 12-29-2008 06:21 PM

...and nice table!

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dustygirl

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#5 posted 12-29-2008 06:40 PM

Love that rustic table.You did a nice job on it.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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brianinpa

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#6 posted 12-30-2008 04:51 AM

Looks great and I love the heavy look. They say patience is a virtue; your wife must be very virtuous.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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