|Project by Stephen||posted 09-28-2010 12:40 AM||1612 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
Just finished this today. Thanks for viewing and commenting. I really enjoy making tables so this one is a little special for me. I found the wormy chestnut at a place that sells salvaged lumber from old houses in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. The top and aprons are from 1 board that was 1×8x98, I had to pick copper tacks out of it that had been used to hang wallpaper with. I was lucky to get a barn beam 4×6x52 to make the legs from. This beam was really wormy and had several big knots and I was worried about the strength, but it turned out to be more solid than I had believed after cutting it up. The finish is just diluted gloss spar urethane wiped on many coats for a water resistant top. I plan on using this table at my cabin for a 2 person dining table and also for playing chess or cards. Its 30 tall and top is 24×29. I did the inside tapered legs on my jointer, its a real fast and simple way to get-r-done.
-- Stephen, West Virginia