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Project by oldnovice posted 03-07-2009 10:07 AM 1374 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The top, apron, drawer fronts, and lower shelf are all 100 year old native Iowa Red Oak (the legs are newer purchased 2” x 2” stock).

The bottom side of the top and shelf were not machined or sanded so that the lumber mill name (no longer in business) could remain.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"





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firecaster

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#1 posted 03-07-2009 03:01 PM

Living history.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#2 posted 03-07-2009 04:13 PM

Nice looking table. There is a lot to be said for simple straight lines… very classy.

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

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#3 posted 03-07-2009 08:01 PM

Nice sofa table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#4 posted 03-07-2009 08:37 PM

Very ery nice table!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 03-08-2009 05:10 PM

Hey Hans
nice table I hope you got the double click thing worked out,

Jim

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 03-08-2009 07:30 PM

Jim,

It sure did!

Thanks,
Hans

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#7 posted 03-08-2009 08:14 PM

Since I am new (to this site and not by any other measure) I don’t know if I answered all of the questions about the sofa table.

I used Tung Oil as the finish since a sofa table is typically not subjected to liquids.

Did anyone notice that the drawer fronts grain follow the skirt. I used the cut outs from the skirt and wrapped them with some trim (also same vintage oak).

A little more background on the oak; this material was removed from the farm house where my wife spent some of her childhood. The house is no longer there but she just inherited the farm.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#8 posted 03-08-2009 08:30 PM

Very nice. You built an heirloom in more ways than one: Saving the name of the mill, the memories it brings back for your wife and a piece that will be treasured for years.

Is there a raised lip around the drawers?

-- John, co-owner Sawdust 'n Stitches

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#9 posted 03-08-2009 08:50 PM

The trim is flush with the drawer fronts mainly because it was the same thickness and, at the time I built this table, I did not have a planer to reduce the thickness of the drawer front material.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#10 posted 03-08-2009 08:56 PM

Nicely done.

Great work deserves more pictures!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#11 posted 03-08-2009 09:26 PM

I would add more pictures of the table but I do not know how to do that as yet and pretty soon the people on LJ will get tired of my additions.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#12 posted 03-09-2009 03:02 PM

We do not get tired of project photos. Don’t go and short change us. MORE PICS!

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#13 posted 03-10-2009 03:03 AM

OK, as soon as I figure out how to do that I will add a couple more pictures.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#14 posted 03-10-2009 03:23 AM

I figured it out so I added three photos of the sofa table!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#15 posted 08-29-2011 10:36 PM

Nice grain continuity across the front and a good story to go along with your great project : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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