Wormy Chestnut Dining Table

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Project by mc269 posted 12-27-2017 01:59 PM 565 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

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#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.

-- Custom furniture

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

Really nice!

-- Pete

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

Very nice looking project.

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#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

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#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

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

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

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#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.

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#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

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

Beautiful, simple, elegant.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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

Seriously nice. Beautiful piece of chestnut.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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