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Sinker Pine Heart 10' Dining Table

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Project by Will Merrit posted 02-16-2017 05:23 PM 520 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Yall,

I am putting this table in a fundraising auction for a local private school. The wood is Old Growth Southern Yellow Pine aka Pine Heart that was logged off of a river bottom here in Louisiana. The forester dated it being felled in 1820 or so by axes. It still had the white oak wooden pegs in it that they used to float it down the river. The high sap content in that size pine caused it to sink where it sat on the bottom in the mud until 2012. The tree was 160 years old when it was cut down, making it a sapling in the 1660’s!

I regret mixing the white oak legs with the red oak apron but I used what I had on hand to keep the investment low. I used mortise and tenon between the legs and used a half lap joint with glue and pinned it with 2 dowels for the long apron. The supports under the table are using a sliding dovetail into the side aprons glued in place.


Final dimensions are 50” wide x 10’ long x 31” tall.





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#1 posted 02-16-2017 05:51 PM

awesome table will that old growth heart pine is just gorgeous wood wish we had some local where im at.i hope people understand and appreciate what that table is,very generous of you,great job.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 02-16-2017 09:47 PM

Very nice sir

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#3 posted 02-16-2017 11:04 PM

Looks great Will!

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#4 posted 02-17-2017 02:21 AM

Looks great, best of luck with the bids.

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#5 posted 02-17-2017 04:06 PM

great looking table

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#6 posted 02-18-2017 11:39 PM

I love the top. Antique Heart Pine is a great American timber.
It’s so warm and inviting!

-- Gary, Florida

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