Wormy Chestnut Dining Table

  • Advertise with us
Project by mc269 posted 12-27-2017 01:59 PM 1528 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest table build, Dining table made from wormy chestnut. The top was made from reclaimed 2xs and the legs were 4×4 beams. They wanted the table to look as old as possible and chose to go with a top that looked like separate boards. I did this by putting a slight bevel on the boards before the glue up. The legs were finished with a 2 sided taper.

-- Mike Chaffin - Past-Time Woodworks

10 comments so far

View a1Jim's profile


117417 posts in 3815 days

#1 posted 12-27-2017 02:56 PM

This is one beautiful table Mike the reclaimed wormy chestnut is fantastic looking, outstanding workmanship, great build.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

View PPK's profile


1247 posts in 1047 days

#2 posted 12-27-2017 03:28 PM

Really nice!

-- Pete

View observer100's profile


419 posts in 1348 days

#3 posted 12-27-2017 03:42 PM

Very nice looking project.

View Steve's profile


76 posts in 1248 days

#4 posted 12-27-2017 04:36 PM

Nicely done. What kind of finish did you use for the top?

I always liked the beveled look on jointed boards, but those grooves sure do trap dirt.

-- ~Steve

View mc269's profile


90 posts in 1705 days

#5 posted 12-27-2017 05:00 PM

The table was finished with several coats of minwax tung oil wiping varnish and satin poly.

-- Mike Chaffin - Past-Time Woodworks

View helluvawreck's profile


32086 posts in 3105 days

#6 posted 12-27-2017 08:35 PM

This table is a real beauty and the wood is very nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

View dannmarks's profile


774 posts in 819 days

#7 posted 12-27-2017 08:35 PM

I like this simple table a lot. It is so nice and warm. I can see spilled soup on it, wrapping presents and people playing cards or dominoes on it. I see this for a new family. But that is how it hits me.

View therealSteveN's profile


1903 posts in 812 days

#8 posted 12-27-2017 11:30 PM

Really nice table, love the warmth of the wood.

“The top was made from reclaimed 2xs and the legs were 4×4 beams.”

Was this from a structure that was torn down? I’ve reused a lot of barn wood, with many species, just never any Chestnut. Lucky You.

-- Think safe, be safe

View bondogaposis's profile


5151 posts in 2589 days

#9 posted 12-28-2017 01:50 PM

Beautiful, simple, elegant.

-- Bondo Gaposis

View dbray45's profile


3320 posts in 3015 days

#10 posted 12-28-2017 02:37 PM

Seriously nice. Beautiful piece of chestnut.

-- David in Damascus, MD

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics