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Project by rmac posted 11-30-2017 04:59 AM 1917 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an almost-copy of one of Darrell Peart's rafter tail table designs, with a big floor tile for the top and the rest made of some garbage beetle kill pine 2×4s from the rack at the local Home Depot. This was a fun exercise, but I think we can all thank Darrell and the Greenes for showing us how to do it with better wood.

—Russ

-- My table saw laughs at hot dogs. http://thesorteddetails.blogspot.com/





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#1 posted 11-30-2017 05:27 AM

Nice!!!
Always interesting seeing something done just a little bit different.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#2 posted 11-30-2017 10:42 AM

garbage beetle kill pine ? if I had known that, I wouldn’t have paid so much to have it shipped to me here in Ohio

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 11-30-2017 11:19 AM

Beautiful work!

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#4 posted 11-30-2017 12:04 PM

recycle1943: Where did you get decent beetle kill pine? The wood in this table came from a few beat up, twisty 2×4s that were literally the last ones left in a pallet that had been picked over at Home Depot.

-- My table saw laughs at hot dogs. http://thesorteddetails.blogspot.com/

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#5 posted 11-30-2017 12:31 PM

Nothing wrong making your project from wood most people would pass by. It’s a little more of a challenge I would say. I was for me anyway!
Your good looking table turned out mighty fine Mac. Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 11-30-2017 12:37 PM



recycle1943: Where did you get decent beetle kill pine? The wood in this table came from a few beat up, twisty 2×4s that were literally the last ones left in a pallet that had been picked over at Home Depot.

- rmac

bought a couple hundred bdft from a saw mill in Colorado, had it shipped to me. Didn’t get to pick and choose, just took what they shipped and was (am) real happy with it
I like bkp and use it almost daily in many projects

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#7 posted 11-30-2017 12:40 PM


recycle1943: Where did you get decent beetle kill pine? The wood in this table came from a few beat up, twisty 2×4s that were literally the last ones left in a pallet that had been picked over at Home Depot.

- rmac


guess I owe you an apology – the way I read the original post was that bkp was garbage – au contraire

btw – the table is awesome !

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#8 posted 11-30-2017 01:18 PM

This is a very creative table and displays a lot of fine 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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#9 posted 11-30-2017 03:28 PM

recycle1943: No apologies needed! I can see how you mistook my “garbage” comment.

Got any hints on how to finish the beetle kill pine? Sometimes for me it comes out more gray than blue after I’ve put a finish (polyurethane) on it.

—Russ

-- My table saw laughs at hot dogs. http://thesorteddetails.blogspot.com/

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#10 posted 11-30-2017 05:46 PM

Perfect example of “trash to treasure”! This is awesome, I really love the Greene and Greene style. Hoping to try some out in the not too distant future.

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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#11 posted 11-30-2017 07:38 PM

Very interesting design, and terrific execution. Thanks for sharing. Next time more images!

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#12 posted 11-30-2017 07:56 PM



recycle1943: No apologies needed! I can see how you mistook my “garbage” comment.

Got any hints on how to finish the beetle kill pine? Sometimes for me it comes out more gray than blue after I ve put a finish (polyurethane) on it.

—Russ

I use water base poly on it all the time and to tell you the truth, it’s a crap shoot. Sometimes I get the most beautiful blue yellow combo and other times it does what it wants and turns grey but knowing that, you can plan you other lumber combo’s to compliment each other.
If you want a real shocker, rub some mineral oil on it ( the buish/grey area), it’ll turn black. Really looks nice in a cheese slicer with some strips of osage orange (which is yellow)

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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rmac

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#13 posted 12-01-2017 01:23 PM

recycle1943: Thanks for the finishing tips!

balidoug: I thought about more images, but the table is symmetrical, so they’d all show about the same thing. If there’s some detail you’d like to see, I’d be happy to post another picture.

Everyone else: Thanks for the kind encouragement!

-- My table saw laughs at hot dogs. http://thesorteddetails.blogspot.com/

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#14 posted 12-01-2017 02:27 PM

Silk from a sow’s ear!!!!!

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#15 posted 12-02-2017 09:12 AM

Very unique in ’’G&G area’’ with other than black coloured squared details. Very nice work.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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