Live edge oak end table

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Project by Ropelie posted 06-24-2015 04:56 PM 1017 views 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

My grandpa had a 30” diameter red oak limb fall in his yard about 15 years ago and had it milled into rough 4/4 boards. It was milled at a tractor show by an old steam engine powered saw mill. Some are 16” wide and 8’ long and others are 10” wide and 14’ long. He has since given me all of it!

This is my first ever project completed from rough stock. I picked one board with two live edges and decided on an end table. I scaled down a dining table project that I will be completing this winter to practice the joinery. I finished it with 4 coats of arm-r-seal and couldn’t be happier.

Lesson learned: sand first then do the joinery. It never crossed my mind but my tight joints turned into wobbly ones after sanding. I ended up using screws when before I wouldn’t of had to.

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