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200 Years old lime tree table restored - My third project

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Project by Bogdan posted 06-09-2009 11:53 PM 1380 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everybody,

This is my third project that I`ve made and the first that I`m posting.
I know that comparing to other projects made by my fellow woodworkers this doesn`t seem much, but for me it`s very special, because it has a very nice story. It was given to an aunt of mine by her grandfather and has been in her family for 4 generations. A couple of years ago was scheduled for fire wood, but luckily I saw it and save it from a “fiery death” :)
I started restoring this beautiful genuine romanian sculpture about a month ago and I was supposed to finish restoring this table on the 31st of May as an anniversary gift for my wife (1 year of marriage) but due to the bad weather I couldn`t finish it sooner than this week-end. Better late than never, right? :)
The table is made out of lime tree wood and was finished (originally) with some black stain, I think. Now it`s finished with primer, enamel, lacquer, patina, lacquer.





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dustbunny

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#1 posted 06-10-2009 12:16 AM

Big difference in the before and after shots. This looks like it was a major project. Beautiful work !

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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Les Hastings

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#2 posted 06-10-2009 12:27 AM

Fantastic re-do Bogdan!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 06-10-2009 02:12 AM

That’s a beautiful piece…. I’m glad you rescued it.

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

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ND2ELK

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#4 posted 06-10-2009 02:22 AM

Very impressive restoration! You did a beautiful job on this piece. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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majeagle1

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#5 posted 06-10-2009 02:26 AM

Good save Bogdan, and beautiful job of restoration.
I love the old “chip carved” pieces, I have a small one that my great grandmother did about 100 yrs ago.

thanks for posting

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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scrappy

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#6 posted 06-10-2009 03:31 AM

Great resue! Lots of work in a job like that. Fantastic job.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#7 posted 06-10-2009 03:40 AM

good save nice table

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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BeachedBones

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#8 posted 06-10-2009 03:53 AM

Makes me sad to even think that someone might burn that piece, Great save!

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.

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lightweightladylefty

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#9 posted 06-10-2009 04:21 AM

You really did a fabulous restoration of that table. Not everyone can see the potential beauty in an old piece of furniture. Thanks for sharing.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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kiwi1969

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#10 posted 06-10-2009 07:44 AM

Well rescued, worth every minute of work to bring it back to life.

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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Bogdan

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#11 posted 06-15-2009 06:18 AM

Thanks for the comments. :) I`ll be back with more projects soon.

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#12 posted 06-15-2009 06:40 AM

Superb!

Have never heard of “Lime Tree.”

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Bogdan

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#13 posted 06-15-2009 04:03 PM

Lime tree/linden tree/ BASSWOOD.

Sorry, I was in a hurry :)

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tomakazi

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#14 posted 06-15-2009 08:56 PM

You said it doesn’t seem like much, well it seems like a lot to me. You did an exellent job and I’m looking foward to seeing more!!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#15 posted 06-16-2009 01:21 AM

A fantastic restoration. Beautiful.

-- 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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