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Project by PhillipRCW posted 05-31-2017 04:06 PM 808 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found a large piece of birdsye pine at Home Depot last year. I knew it was special, but I hate building with pine. I bought it as a display shelf and finally decided to do a little more with it. I tapered the legs with the peachtree taper jig. DON’T USE THIS. It doesn’t stay at the right angle, and it’s terrifying having a metal jig that close to the blade. There was also weird knot that I tried filling and it just did not work so I plugged it with an oak dowel. It sticks out if you know it’s there, but I’ve had quite a few offers on it already. I guess it’s not that big of a deal overall. This was finished with 3 coats of BLO,poly, and mineral spirits mix, then 2 coats of arm r seal over that. I buffed the whole thing with wax and steel wool at the very end. Pine still sucks for the most part, but I really like this table. Let me know what you think.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.





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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 05-31-2017 04:45 PM

Looks good! Wouldn’t you just love to know that tree’s story?

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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Jeremymcon

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#2 posted 05-31-2017 05:42 PM

Huh. I didn’t know that pine could have that sort of figure. That top has some stain in it too, right?

I agree – I hate working with pine unless it’s really clear pine. Even then it’s not my favorite for furniture – dents too easily! I’m always denting the workpiece while I’m working on it in my shop. Plus the pitch that gets all over my tools… . But lots of people go crazy over pine furniture, and the bird’s-eye figure in this piece is really cool. I’ll have to check the pine lumber at my Home Depot…

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Ron Aylor

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#3 posted 05-31-2017 05:51 PM


Huh. I didn t know that pine could have that sort of figure. That top has some stain in it too, right?

I agree – I hate working with pine unless it s really clear pine. Even then it s not my favorite for furniture – dents too easily! I m always denting the workpiece while I m working on it in my shop. Plus the pitch that gets all over my tools… . But lots of people go crazy over pine furniture, and the bird s-eye figure in this piece is really cool. I ll have to check the pine lumber at my Home Depot…

- Jeremymcon

Jeremy – The figure is branch inclusions as a result of damage to the tree; ie, fire damage or over pruning. As the tree is striving to survive it sprouts many little branches.
 

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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pottz

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#4 posted 05-31-2017 06:53 PM

yeah i gotta say im on the pine haters club myself even though i have done some projects with it over the years,but this one really speaks to me,i like lt a lot,nice job ron.

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

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 05-31-2017 07:44 PM

This table is a real beauty.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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PhillipRCW

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#6 posted 05-31-2017 08:08 PM

Huh. I didn t know that pine could have that sort of figure. That top has some stain in it too, right?

I agree – I hate working with pine unless it s really clear pine. Even then it s not my favorite for furniture – dents too easily! I m always denting the workpiece while I m working on it in my shop. Plus the pitch that gets all over my tools… . But lots of people go crazy over pine furniture, and the bird s-eye figure in this piece is really cool. I ll have to check the pine lumber at my Home Depot…

- Jeremymcon

Jeremy – The figure is branch inclusions as a result of damage to the tree; ie, fire damage or over pruning. As the tree is striving to survive it sprouts many little branches.
 

- Ron Aylor

Ron, that is some nice info. I never knew what caused it. I’ve only seen the birdseye figure a few times now.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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PhillipRCW

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#7 posted 05-31-2017 08:25 PM



yeah i gotta say im on the pine haters club myself even though i have done some projects with it over the years,but this one really speaks to me,i like lt a lot,nice job ron.

- pottz

I love old pine projects, but the home store pine kills me. I just don’t build with it much unless it’s requested or special like this one. I did one for my grandma just for the lightness of the wood.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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PhillipRCW

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#8 posted 05-31-2017 08:28 PM



This table is a real beauty.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck

Thank you Charles! When do we get to see more of your projects?

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 05-31-2017 11:00 PM

Nice looking table!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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AllenD

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#10 posted 06-01-2017 01:10 AM

That table has some real character.

I think the pine haters are crazy. All of my office furniture is handmade by me from home store pine common boards or 2×10 southern yellow pine. Sure ain’t heirloom quality but who knows what a computer will look like 20 years from now anyway.

-- - Allen (Marietta, GA) In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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swirt

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#11 posted 06-01-2017 01:23 AM

Looks like a great table with great wood. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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oldwood

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#12 posted 06-01-2017 02:44 AM

Great job! Makes me want to get the couple boards down that I have been hanging onto for many years.

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Ziggman

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#13 posted 06-01-2017 09:48 PM

Hi,

Nice table. Funky wood we do not see a lot. Very cool!

-- In his retort, the alchemist repeats the work of nature-----Jim Morrison

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