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Project by UKTony posted 02-23-2015 04:54 AM 1304 views 8 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I needed a new dining room table and so I started watching videos. We wanted a farmhouse style table that had an aged look to it so we made this out of construction grade lumber (Douglas fir)to give the table an old look. We picked out boards that had all kinds of knots and marks. The table top slots onto the base and without being attached by screws etc to make it easy when we need to move it. We stained the wood with a vinegar and steel wool mix and the wood went crazy. The seal on the wood is a Varathane floor sealant and looks absolutely amazing!!!





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bruc101

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#1 posted 02-23-2015 05:56 AM

Very pretty table and a job well done. You’re wife will find more pretty projects for you. I like the base, functional design.
What kind of joinery did you use on the table top?

-- Bruce Free Plans http://plans.sawmillvalley.org

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Babieca

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#2 posted 02-23-2015 02:42 PM

I’ve never seen that kind of ebonized finish. Did you apply it evenly and that’s just how the wood took it? It looks almost lie the sort of heartwood/sapwood contrast on some of the boards.Cool!

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longgone

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#3 posted 02-23-2015 05:03 PM

That is one cool table. The steel wool and vinegar really added a nice finish. I have used it on oak before but it looks even better on the fir.

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LoganN

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#4 posted 02-23-2015 10:26 PM

Awesome table! I love the look of the fir with the steel wool and vinegar. I agree with the earlier question – did you spot stain that, or did it again like that randomly when you wiped it on?

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Mean_Dean

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#5 posted 02-24-2015 12:47 AM

Nice looking dining table! I love how the color of it turned out!

-- Dean

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dshute

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#6 posted 02-24-2015 01:21 AM

That’s a unique looking project, nice job.

-- dshute, Warsaw, New York

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UKTony

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#7 posted 02-24-2015 05:03 AM



I ve never seen that kind of ebonized finish. Did you apply it evenly and that s just how the wood took it? It looks almost lie the sort of heartwood/sapwood contrast on some of the boards.Cool!

- Babieca

We just applied the vinegar mix to the entire table with a brush and let science be cool :)

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Diwayne

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#8 posted 02-25-2015 03:02 PM

Very nice job.

-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

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