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What once was an old barn floor is now a 10 foot table. Coffee tables and benches to compliment the set are in the making. Thank-you Jan and Sally for this opportunity.

-- "Safe woodworking isn't just about avoiding injury, it is also about avoiding extinction." CKG

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#1 posted 01-06-2010 05:43 PM

it’s beautiful … and holds so much history. Love it

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 01-06-2010 05:48 PM

Very nice. Our barn floors never looked this nice.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#3 posted 01-06-2010 05:58 PM

nice reborn elm table with a little character left over from its previous life.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#4 posted 01-06-2010 07:08 PM

Gorgeous old looking piece, with such history and character I love it. The Heaviness reminds me of the old tables I saw in some resaurants in Deutchland when I was stationed there.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 01-06-2010 07:09 PM

Excellent save! Nice work.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#6 posted 01-06-2010 07:15 PM

I love that big heavy look, and it looks to match the room perfectly.

Good job. Nice save!

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#7 posted 01-06-2010 07:17 PM

Some nice recycled too

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#8 posted 01-06-2010 08:20 PM

I really like these type tables. The color of yours is great. What type of finish did you use?

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#9 posted 01-06-2010 10:47 PM

You built a really nice table from some great salvaged wood. What type of lumber is it?

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#10 posted 01-06-2010 11:07 PM

This is a reborn elm tree table. Some boards were 15” wide. It has a clear lacquer finish. Thanks for the comments everyone.

-- "Safe woodworking isn't just about avoiding injury, it is also about avoiding extinction." CKG

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#11 posted 01-07-2010 01:17 AM

That first pic it almost looks like it has a lil spalting in it, I like the contrast between the lighter top and the darker legs and apron, I worked with an old American elm once and found it to be a very solid wood..

Nice farm table, how about a couple of matching benches :)

Be Well

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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