|Project by SawDustnSplinters||posted 01-26-2009 03:27 AM||5739 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
This is a rustic log / lodge style dining table made with 4 bookmatched slabs of native Spalted Pecan I was saving for some special project. The Table is 6 foot long by 42 inches wide, 30 inches tall with a 2.5 inch drop edge. The legs are fashioned from native Juniper Ashe and hand mortised an inch deep into the underside of the table, glued Titebond II, backed up with Kreg 2.5 inch screws, and each leg has two diagonal braces for added strength. I made two 57 inch long benches that are 18 inches tall by 18 inches wide so they slide up in between the log legs. There were a few voids that I filled with clear epoxy and crushed turquoise and black tinted epoxy with crushed turquoise. I was kind of experimenting in general and also as to which way I liked better. I had the oppurtunity to take the table to a show in the Hill Country last weekend and it drew a lot of attention and I had a lot of good hits and comments and passed out almost all my cards :) After much debate and help from the LJ forums I went with a hand rubbed tung oil w other oils finish which built up too a good durable finish. I could not bring myself to use Poly on this wood… The lighting is not real good in my backwoods shop but the last picture shows the grain better. The two inner slabs are bookmatched to each other and then the two outer slabs the same. The chairs are kind of oddballs, the shorter log chair is Honey Mesquite which matches the heartwood . The taller Captains chair has 100 year old slightly reddish tinged barnwood planks in the seat which also match up. My next project will be different chairs :) Thanx..
-- Frank, Dallas,TX , http://www.allthingsrustix.com , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”