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28 Rustic Cedar Live Edge Restaurant Table Tops

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Project by TreeBones posted 02-22-2009 09:25 PM 8614 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished with Envirotex these will fit right in with the décor at the Evergreen Lodge in Yosemite, Ca. They will get some elbow grease using 600 grit very lightly and #000 steel wool to bring them down from a high gloss to a satin finish. One piece is 14” wide and 120” long bar top. All the rest are 30” wide with one 120” long, 2@72”, 11@48”, 9@30”, 2@32” round no live edge and 2@24” round also no live edge. They are being mounted on heavy metal bases with the 10’ top getting three the 6’ top having two and all the rest needing only one weighted base. I will be delivering 18 of them in two days. All this material was milled from salvage logs. I will make a couple more just to have available for craft shows this summer.

You can see in one photo the Black Oak display cabinet in the background. It has lights mounted in the top with glass doors and shelves for the upper section and raised panel doors for the lower section. This is all solid Oak, no plywood and also milled from salvage logs.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info





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TexasTimbers

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#1 posted 02-22-2009 09:40 PM

They look great!

How did you join them . . splines? T&G? Biscuits? Dominoes? Details man details. ;-D

-- "Sure, listen to what the experts have to say, just don't let it get in the way of your woodworking."

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WoodSpanker

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#2 posted 02-22-2009 09:55 PM

Or does a true craftsman never “join and tell”? HA! :)

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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firecaster

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#3 posted 02-22-2009 10:02 PM

The cedar is beautiful. The display cabinet needs it’s own post with multiple pictures.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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TreeBones

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#4 posted 02-22-2009 10:08 PM

I used biscuits and tightbond ll

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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#5 posted 02-23-2009 02:50 AM

Very cool. Nice work!

-- - You begin thinking less, and feeling more.

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#6 posted 02-23-2009 04:47 AM

Outstanding! Wish I could make my own lumber.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#7 posted 02-23-2009 05:59 AM

Nice Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#8 posted 02-23-2009 06:09 AM

Fantastic tables. A great job on the design and construction.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#9 posted 04-19-2009 07:14 AM

Thanks Treebones. I wanna try the Envirotex. I’m also using 000 and 600-1000grits for turning things.
How do you move those pieces? They look heavy.

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#10 posted 05-31-2009 05:49 AM

Ok, I am starting to get envious bro :) Awesome work my friend, Congrats on the commission, they picked the right man to “Get er Done”

God Bless….thanx…Be Well…

Frank

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , http://www.allthingsrustix.com , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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