Farmhouse Zen Dining Table

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Project by Studio1212 posted 01-03-2009 10:26 PM 8911 views 34 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a table that I made for a couple who came to me with an door that they had picked up at an antique store. I fashioned the base for them out of antique white oak that was salvaged from beam material in a Pennsylvania barn that was built in the early 1800’s. Counting the rings in the beams led me to believe that the oak tree was 130-150 years old. That means that the acorn that grew it dropped about the time of the first settlers. Interesting I thought. The wood still shows some stains from old nails and screws here and there that spent time in the wood.

I though the table had a kind of asian quality and the door brought in some rustic farmhouse Sundance kind of energy so I called it Farmhouse Zen. The plugs are ebony over some hefty bolts and I fumed oak for the first time on this project.

Sorry about the mediocre pictures, I gave the table to them before I got any decent shots.

-- Derek Hurd, Studio 1212, Boise, Idaho

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Todd Thomas

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#1 posted 01-03-2009 10:38 PM

Table looks good….good job..I like the pegs and the color.

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#2 posted 01-03-2009 10:58 PM

Hello, neighbor. Good looking table

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 01-03-2009 11:16 PM

I dig the use of old material. It appeals to my 3 R’s mentality. And nice execution too.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#4 posted 01-03-2009 11:31 PM

That’s a beautiful table!

-- - Jim, Carroll, OH

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#5 posted 01-03-2009 11:35 PM

Nice design and construction…. it compliments the old door well.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 01-04-2009 12:13 AM

Nice….I love the joints at the top of the legs..

-- Jeremy, North Dakota

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#7 posted 01-04-2009 03:42 AM

Super project. You put it, ALL, together beautifully. Great piece.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#8 posted 01-04-2009 04:17 AM

welcome to lumberjocks

I like this very much

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#9 posted 01-04-2009 04:30 AM

Great Lookin Table

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#10 posted 01-04-2009 04:42 AM

Beautiful table

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#11 posted 01-04-2009 04:58 AM

A work of art! -I love it, Very nice work!


-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#12 posted 01-04-2009 06:02 PM

Awesome. Love that table.

-- Allan, Portland, OR

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#13 posted 01-04-2009 06:12 PM

Very nice job you have done on this table.Looks great.

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

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#14 posted 01-21-2010 05:34 PM

I love it, very nice…

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#15 posted 10-11-2010 08:48 AM

I love this table! The base is an excellent compliment to the door top.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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