Live edge American Chestnut table

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Project by Chipper84 posted 03-27-2017 07:35 PM 1390 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The latest No-Investment-In-Materials project. The top is an American Chestnut slab that was loft flooring in an old barn. I cut off the rotten ends.
Notice the half-ellipse ends of the slab. I remembered my plane geometry. Thank you Mr. Nate Lorah.
The last photo is the rough, rotten ends that I cut off.

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#1 posted 03-27-2017 09:16 PM

Good salvage.
Those singer legs are PRICEY where I live !
Goes through cycles I guess.
Nice table.

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

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#2 posted 03-28-2017 02:54 PM

looks great i’ve got one i made for wife

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#3 posted 03-28-2017 03:07 PM

The two go together quite well, both forom days gone by, I can remember my mother using a treadle sewing machine. I even tried it back then.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 03-28-2017 03:11 PM

Great work on the salvage lumber. I would really like to try a project in chestnut. Haven’t been able to score on any wood around here.

-- Mother Nature always bats last.

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#5 posted 03-28-2017 04:42 PM

It’s a very nice table and it has a lot of character.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 03-29-2017 04:24 PM

I like this style guy…

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#7 posted 03-30-2017 09:14 AM

Have a lot of Singer machines :-)
Great idea to use them

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