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Project by jimbrown posted 09-28-2017 11:06 PM 785 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

On a recent trip a friend in Ohio gave me this solid walnut table . I rubbed it out with “Restore” only to find out the 23” wide leaves and top are ONE piece each – not glue-ups. Imagine how big that tree must have been. It probably dates from about 1890.

-- JimBrown





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Woodknack

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#1 posted 09-28-2017 11:44 PM

It’s a beautiful table. I was excited to see how you built it but it’s antique.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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firefighterontheside

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#2 posted 09-29-2017 12:09 AM

That would have been a great table to buy. To be given it is even better.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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BuckeyeMetz

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#3 posted 09-29-2017 02:55 AM

Beautiful table. But those legs are sooooo not my taste. So much that I actually love them.

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 09-29-2017 02:26 PM

What a beautiful table! You did a wonderful job on this piece.

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

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

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 09-29-2017 02:55 PM

Super gift , very nice friend.

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leafherder

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#6 posted 09-29-2017 08:59 PM

Beautiful table and yes walnut trees did grow that big once upon a time in Ohio. Not any more – with the price of walnut it has been determined that 40 is an optimal age for harvesting. Older trees still exist in national/state/local parks but those are under constant threat from tree thieves – yes people actually steal whole trees from parks. A 3 foot diameter black walnut was stolen from a cemetery in my city just last year, and in a neighboring county a tree thief was sentenced to 5 years in prison (much too short a sentence in my opinion.) Another local county court house once was furnished with walnut tables and cabinets – all locally made in mid 1800s, but they sold all that off 20 years ago when they built a new county administration building. Cherish your gift, for the beauty of the wood, craftsmanship, and the vanishing history it represents.

-- Leafherder

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John

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#7 posted 09-30-2017 03:18 AM

Wow, that’s a real beauty!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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