chestnut table

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Project by buffalo689 posted 03-13-2010 03:18 PM 2478 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally figured out what to do with this wood. I’ve been moving it around for years now ! The legs are leftover balisters from a stair rail job, from Enkeboll, and the chestnut came from the farmhouse i used to live in, pulled it up from the floor in the attic,(over 100 yrs old). I kick myself for not getting more of it ! I’m going to knock down the sheen after it cures a bit. Knot holes, worm holes, square nail holes and the one nail I found with the table saw. And the “bench cookies” get eaten..I love it!

-- bill

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#1 posted 03-13-2010 03:46 PM

Very nice Bill, a lot of history in that wood. It will make a great conversation piece. I like the bread board ends. Great job…

-- Senior Chief

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#2 posted 03-13-2010 04:17 PM

That’s a sweet looking table. The carving on the legs looks nice too..

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#3 posted 03-13-2010 08:50 PM

Excellent, I like the way the dog got in the one picture

-- Joe Cool

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#4 posted 03-13-2010 08:58 PM

Very nice table, and it’s a rare find to work with wood that old now.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#5 posted 03-13-2010 09:20 PM

Very nice. Those are some impressive legs. Are you concerned about the mitered frame surrounding solid wood? I learned the hard way that seasonal wood movement can eventually blow out the miters.

-- GSY from N. Idaho

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#6 posted 03-13-2010 09:30 PM

Thank you ! I really like this place ! scopemonkey, I really liked the mitered look on this table and since I’m a hard headed stubborn mule, I figured the wood was over a hundred years old , maybe the miters will stay sorta tight depending on the season…joecool, that’s augie dog, shop manager..Every thing that leaves this shop “must have a dog hair on it somewhere”..her rule!

-- bill

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#7 posted 03-13-2010 10:06 PM

I’m going to join you in the woodhauling part of life, I’m certain. I have wood I’ve collected over the years now and it’s more important to me than even the tools I own…but not by much. Great little table. Nicely done…and I just love chestnut…too bad it’s only available from recycling…but still…a very beautiful wood. Hard to work??? nails not withstanding….

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#8 posted 03-13-2010 11:50 PM

It’s nice wood to work Barry, thank’s…

-- bill

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#9 posted 03-14-2010 01:10 AM

Hey Bill,
Sweet design and finish…nice job.

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#10 posted 03-14-2010 04:22 AM

You deffinately make things to last. Great lookiing table. You did a beautiful job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#11 posted 03-15-2010 03:23 AM

Are the ballusters also Chestnut ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#12 posted 03-15-2010 03:27 AM

cool table

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#13 posted 03-15-2010 05:14 PM


-- Tim, Nevada MO

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#14 posted 03-21-2010 10:53 PM

I don´t know why but when I saw the second picture I blocked
but somehow in my werd brain I like this piece and I´ll bett it
will make conversation esayer over the coffee in the future

well done


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