Pecan Sidetable

  • Advertise with us
Project by Dan Hux posted 1664 days ago 1098 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

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

7 comments so far

View Beginningwoodworker's profile


13337 posts in 2298 days

#1 posted 1664 days ago

Nice sidetable.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

View kosta's profile


946 posts in 1980 days

#2 posted 1664 days ago

looks good

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA

View CharlieM1958's profile


15683 posts in 2843 days

#3 posted 1663 days ago

Nice table, and a GREAT score on the lumber.

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

View woodworm's profile


14124 posts in 2216 days

#4 posted 1663 days ago

Great looking table.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

View norwood's profile


303 posts in 1695 days

#5 posted 1663 days ago

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

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

View a1Jim's profile


112010 posts in 2202 days

#6 posted 1654 days ago

Nice looking table

-- Custom furniture

View bobkberg's profile


363 posts in 1698 days

#7 posted 1610 days ago

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

-- Bob - A sideline, not how I earn a living

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase