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Project by oldnovice posted 1951 days ago 1302 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 1950 days ago

Living history.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 1950 days ago

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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Beginningwoodworker

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#3 posted 1950 days ago

Nice sofa table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#4 posted 1950 days ago

Very ery nice table!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 1949 days ago

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

Jim

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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oldnovice

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#6 posted 1949 days ago

Jim,

It sure did!

Thanks,
Hans

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

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oldnovice

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#7 posted 1949 days ago

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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jeh412

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#8 posted 1949 days ago

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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oldnovice

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#9 posted 1949 days ago

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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Todd A. Clippinger

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#10 posted 1949 days ago

Nicely done.

Great work deserves more pictures!

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

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oldnovice

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#11 posted 1949 days ago

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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spaids

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#12 posted 1948 days ago

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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oldnovice

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#13 posted 1948 days ago

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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oldnovice

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#14 posted 1948 days ago

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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Dusty56

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#15 posted 1045 days ago

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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