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Project by BoardCop posted 12-15-2017 07:14 AM 895 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a live edge sycamore table that I made from a tree off a friends family’s farm. The tree was cut down to make room for the new house and they offered me about 30’ of log. It was cut into 3 manageable logs and brought to my local mill. I let the logs sit at the mill for about a year to get the nice colors. I decided to make them a table in appreciation for thinking of me and my wood habit. I made a makeshift kiln in my quanset hut to dry out the lumber. I routed the tabletop bottom to accept the legs and stretcher and then used 2” dowels as through tendons. I treated the wood with a two part penetrating epoxy to harden it up which turned out well. I finished it with a satin polyurethane. I hope you like!! Thanks for looking!!!

-- Angie, If dogs don't go to heaven, then when I die I want to go where they go!





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#1 posted 12-15-2017 08:22 AM

Realy impressive piece! I like the way you made short ends with wooden slat and dovels.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 12-15-2017 11:38 AM

Very nice project.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#3 posted 12-15-2017 02:11 PM

That is an amazing table. Well done.

I’m not sure I am following whats going on with the end pieces on the top slab (what would traditionally be breadboard ends). Are each of those 7 dowels going into the slab?

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

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#4 posted 12-15-2017 02:36 PM

This is an outstanding table and beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#5 posted 12-15-2017 03:39 PM



That is an amazing table. Well done.

I m not sure I am following whats going on with the end pieces on the top slab (what would traditionally be breadboard ends). Are each of those 7 dowels going into the slab?

- swirt

wondering that myself.how did you allow for expansion,thats a pretty wide slab and will move quite a bit throughout the seasons.that slab is just gorgeous,you did a great job with it.

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

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leafherder

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#6 posted 12-15-2017 08:47 PM

Beautiful wood and beautiful table, sure to become a family heirloom with a great origin story for the wood and the family friend who did the hard work. Hope you got something nice for yourself out of the rest of the wood. Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#7 posted 12-15-2017 11:38 PM

That is a remarkable slab. Your friends will cherish this for years to come.

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BoardCop

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#8 posted 12-16-2017 12:35 AM

Thanks you all!! The ends are small pieces of pecan that are doweled in. I’m hoping the wood has most of its moving done and the epoxy helps with any further. I initially had breadboard ends on this but one was damaged in the hurricane so I took them both off. If it does move some it’ll be a good excuse to go visit the farm :)
Thanks again!!

-- Angie, If dogs don't go to heaven, then when I die I want to go where they go!

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BoardCop

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#9 posted 12-16-2017 12:37 AM



Beautiful wood and beautiful table, sure to become a family heirloom with a great origin story for the wood and the family friend who did the hard work. Hope you got something nice for yourself out of the rest of the wood. Thanks for sharing.

- leafherder


Yes indeed!! I’ve got a good 10 full slabs left so more fun to come!! Thank you!! :)

-- Angie, If dogs don't go to heaven, then when I die I want to go where they go!

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#10 posted 12-16-2017 02:33 PM

Like it WOW, Bet they do more, LOVE it. Mean so much to them to have a priceless table from the tree that they enjoyed and watched grow. Now you can get busy and make one for yourself and many more things.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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BoardCop

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#11 posted 12-17-2017 01:09 AM

Thank you Brian.

-- Angie, If dogs don't go to heaven, then when I die I want to go where they go!

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