Barnwood table with breadboard ends

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Project by LoganN posted 11-09-2016 02:58 AM 2237 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Barnwood coffee table with metal legs. I used curly maple for accent strips. It was a fun piece to put together for an upcoming holiday show.

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#1 posted 11-09-2016 09:09 AM

Awesome rustic,raw design. Those boards are magnificant, so massive.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 11-09-2016 04:50 PM

I like the bevel on the breadboard edge.
I would do that on all 4 sides. It highlights the knot very well.
Nice Job !
Love it !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#3 posted 11-09-2016 09:21 PM

Looking Good

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#4 posted 11-09-2016 11:23 PM

I love the maple accents. Noob question: are the breadboard ends just a design feature or is that a technique to help keep it all joined together? I like how they look either way.

-- Jordan, Chicago, not allowed near saws or goats. Or goats with saws.

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#5 posted 11-10-2016 01:03 AM

I like the use of salvage wood of any kind!

Terrific project!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#6 posted 11-10-2016 04:30 AM

Thanks all! This was a fun little project.
Jim – see you next weekend! I’m bringing this to the show

Quasarwutwut – breadboard ends are used to help keep pieces flat, allowing for the expansion of the wood. They are used primarily for that purpose in larger tables (I actually did this with a few larger tables that I posted pictures of previously) – on a table this size it’s more of an aesthetic look. It helps to close off those open ends of the boards and give the table a more “completed” feel in my opinion.

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#7 posted 11-11-2016 12:41 AM

Looks wonderful, love the mixture of woods and the metal work

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

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