|Project by Dan Hux||posted 01-30-2010 03:23 PM||1236 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
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