Traditional Reclaimed Dining Table

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Project by Durbs75 posted 10-03-2016 10:36 AM 771 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A classic design custom crafted to my client’s specifications. The design is clean and simple but full of character in a deep rich custom color. This table measures 42 inches wide by 82 incehs long by 30 inches tall. The table is crafted with reclaimed heart pine full of character with the old circular saw marks and other character marks from it’s former life. The legs are tapered on two sides to provide a clean sleek look and still provide a rock solid foundation. The top is comprised of 4 individual boards attached to the apron and support members. Elongated holes will allow the boards / hardware to freely move with the changing seasons, humidity, and temperature. The color is not a stain but rather a custom mixed dye. I took a sample to my client’s home for review and she liked a particular shade of color in one area of the sample. The only way to achieve this color is by custom mixing dyes of different colors and quantities until the correct color is achieved. I spray on the dye in as many as 10 very light coats called toner coats so that the color slowly builds up the final required color. Patience is a virtue with this process but it yields exactly what my clients want, no exceptions. The table is finished with 3 coats of a satin clear acrylic poly sprayed on. This table will see many family meals and gatherings for generations!!

-- Carey Durbin, Marietta GA,

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#1 posted 10-03-2016 01:07 PM

I love the rough sawn look. Very nice dark color too.
Thanks for posting

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#2 posted 10-07-2016 12:12 AM

What a great looking table, also love the rough look, it will be around for a long time

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#3 posted 10-15-2016 03:04 AM

Nice table! What setup did you use to spray your toner coats?

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#4 posted 10-15-2016 01:10 PM

Matt C - I used an HVLP siphon cup gun from Home Depot with a 1.4 tip. I just hooked it up to my air compressor, set the pressure at 30 psi, adjusted the fluid flow and fan pattern, and went to town!!

-- Carey Durbin, Marietta GA,

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