Nice Big Dining Room Table

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Project by Huckleberry posted 06-01-2010 04:53 PM 2790 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At 84” by 44” this table will sit a large family. I made this out of #2 common ash so I could get that “reclaimed” look. This was the first time I have used such a low grade of wood and I am certain it will be the last. I never have had wood that freaked out like this stuff did during humidity changes. One day everything was nice and straight and the next I had Maloof rockers.

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too short!@#$%

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#1 posted 06-01-2010 04:57 PM

That’s some table and ash should be really durable too. great job.

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#2 posted 06-01-2010 05:00 PM

Considering what you had to deal with, this worked out great, I don’t think you’re giving yourself enough credit. Do you know the species at all, the legs almost look like red oak and the top maybe pine or something? Wood identification really isn’t my strength. Nice job anyways.

-- Blair

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#3 posted 06-01-2010 06:51 PM

Now THATS a big table

-- ~Eagle America~ ~Woodcraft~

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#4 posted 06-01-2010 11:22 PM

Thats a nice table

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#5 posted 06-02-2010 01:14 AM

Sounds like you had troubles Huck but a good result.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 06-02-2010 02:05 AM

It looks great from here ! Did you use a Walnut stain on the Ash ? I got a good laugh out of your wood movement description : )

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

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#7 posted 06-02-2010 03:46 AM

Yes I used dark walnut stain on ash looked really nice too. I also shot the top with a new lacquer I found since this was going into a home that has a special needs child in it. I filled all of the knots with a glue and saw dust filler, on the big knots I used epoxy. Gonna have a quick tip on that here shortly.

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too short!@#$%

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#8 posted 06-05-2010 12:23 AM

That’s beautiful. Very well done.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#9 posted 07-05-2010 10:03 PM

for a Marloof rocker that table don´t look so bad…....LOL
thank´s for sharing


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