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Pecan Sidetable

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Project by Dan Hux posted 01-30-2010 03:23 PM 1104 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a pecan sidetable I made from some pecan I bought off a buddy at work. The story he told me was the tree fell about 25 years ago in eastern North Carolina during a hurricane. He had the wood cut up, but never had time to plane it down and use it. So I bought it for $1.00 per board foot. I think I got a deal, I got all he had, 200 board feet. I’m really new to woodworking, the mistakes show, but I have a blast doing this kinda stuff. It’s put together with pocket screws, biscuits and dowels. I’m finding glueing up table tops to be a challenge (they are never flat for me). I like pecan, it’s a great wood so far,,just hard as brick, I do mean hard, but it’s a pretty wood. The finish is 2 coats of BLO, it let that dry for about 10 days, then topped with 5 coats of hand rubbed poly. The legs are tappered about 7” from the bottom. I made a tappering jig that I saw on WM.com.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com





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#1 posted 01-30-2010 03:27 PM

Nice sidetable.

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#2 posted 01-30-2010 03:46 PM

looks good

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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#3 posted 01-30-2010 04:43 PM

Nice table, and a GREAT score on the lumber.

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

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#4 posted 01-30-2010 06:29 PM

Great looking table.

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#5 posted 01-30-2010 07:48 PM

thats a good deal on the wood a quick search on google sits it at about 4-7$ us a bf thats not bad
the table is solid and looks good it should last a long time

well done

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#6 posted 02-09-2010 08:40 AM

Nice looking table

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#7 posted 03-24-2010 08:57 PM

Good job on the table. Glad to see that you’re enjoying it.

-- Bob www.singularengineering.com - A sideline, not how I earn a living

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