Old Growth Cedar patio table

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Project by Rob posted 07-28-2009 04:12 AM 2255 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Salvaged Old Growth Western Red Cedar. Got the wood from a friend. The barn the wood once made up was built sometime in the late 1800’s. No telling how old the tree was when it was cut back then. The owner was burning the wood in a scrap pile when my friend rescued it! Shame shame!! Check out the magnificent tight uniform grain. The barn once stood in the foot hills of the western Cascade range.

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#1 posted 07-28-2009 04:18 AM

one would never know it was “reclaimed”

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#2 posted 07-28-2009 04:31 AM

Nicely done. A great project for reclaimed wood. After the garden bench contest is over we ought to have a “reclaimed wood” contest. This would be a great contender.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#3 posted 07-28-2009 12:05 PM

Very nice looking table. The luckiest wood went to your hands!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 07-28-2009 12:35 PM

Beautiful table and wood. It’s criminal that someone would be using that cedar for firewood. What was he thinking…that it grows on trees? :-)

-- Steve--

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#5 posted 07-28-2009 03:07 PM

Good looking table, cant get that wood back once it is burned, congrats on the salvage job.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#6 posted 07-29-2009 01:06 AM

Rob, I love the table. Are the slats M&T? I really like the color, what did you finish it with?

Nice job.

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#7 posted 07-29-2009 01:23 AM


yes the slats are M&T, I let them float since it will be outdoors. The finish is three coats of clear Danish Oil.

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#8 posted 02-28-2013 03:21 AM

Very nice work Rob. I too have some reclaimed wood I’d like to do something with. Not as old as your wood.

Also, thank you for your service.

-- Harold

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