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End Grain Hall/Sofa Table (Completely Reclaimed)

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Project by svenbecca posted 06-03-2017 07:09 PM 2213 views 10 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was an experiment to see if it would look okay. It did. I learned a lot from this table. Firstly, end grain is a huge hassle to glue up. Make sure you have enough clamps to keep the ends from curling up while the glue dries. Secondly, even though the barn wood may look straight does not mean it is. Finally, end grain soaks up a ton of finish and started to look like it wasn’t worth the hassle. I really liked the project and wanted to keep it, but a customer wanted it more than I did and made it worth my while to build another one for myself later. Everything came out of an old barn that was torn down.

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 06-03-2017 07:14 PM

It looks fantastic to me too! Any project always seems to be more work than it was anticipated to be.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#2 posted 06-03-2017 08:38 PM

Great looking table and great use of scraps.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 06-03-2017 10:31 PM

Nice results, being that I am a mason by trade I like that you laid the wood like pavers or cobblestones. What did you use for the joints between the wood on the top surface?

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svenbecca

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#4 posted 06-04-2017 12:20 AM

First, I had to seal the end grain and the plywood so it would not absorb the liquid, then I just used a charcoal grey sanded grout.


Nice results, being that I am a mason by trade I like that you laid the wood like pavers or cobblestones. What did you use for the joints between the wood on the top surface?

- Cbraun


-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.

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#5 posted 06-04-2017 04:07 AM

so cool bro,some times crazy ideas turn into great things and this did,congrtas my man.

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

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#6 posted 06-04-2017 01:38 PM

This is an outstanding table and I love the design and craftsmanship.

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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Josh

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#7 posted 06-04-2017 05:54 PM

Whoa, that looks great.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#8 posted 06-06-2017 03:04 PM

Really neat looking project. I also like & and agree with your signature line :-)

-- Pete

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