Reclaimed Heart Pine Coffee and Light Tables

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Project by CedarFreakCarl posted 2395 days ago 2896 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a coffee table with matching light tables that I built from 100+ year old heart pine. Mortise and tenon joinery was used with cherry dowel pins. This is the same project shown previously in my blog. Finish is two coats tung oil topped off with wipe on poly.
Light Table Top
Coffee Table End
Light Table
I used walnut dowel pins on the drawers. (I’m not sure why.)
Light Table Joinery

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#1 posted 2395 days ago

Very Beautiful. Great color and a nice finish. Wish I had some wood like that around here.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#2 posted 2395 days ago

Very nice work, I love it when old wood finds a new home..

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#3 posted 2395 days ago

Real pretty and nice, don’t never turn down a chance to use black walnut. S/F


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#4 posted 2395 days ago

That is some fine furniture. The finish looks perfect.

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#5 posted 2395 days ago

Great stuff!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 2395 days ago

Very nice, normally I don’t care for pine, but this is very nice…great colors and finish. Great job.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#7 posted 2395 days ago

Wonderful woodworking Carl. Old pine is so much more distinctive than the new “quick grow” stuff. Beautiful pieces.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#8 posted 2395 days ago

Nice joinery, great finish.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 2395 days ago

Beautiful job and even better that you made it with reclaimed wood.

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#10 posted 2395 days ago

Nice work, beautiful wood, and finish!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#11 posted 2395 days ago

Love the finish. I would like to try it on pine sometime.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#12 posted 2395 days ago

Thanks for the great comments. I used Minwax wipe on poly and light sanded between with 320 grit for the first 6 coats and used 600 grit for the last 3 for a total of nine. I was going to put more on but got sick of sanding. Besides, my wife said she was going to wring my neck if those things weren’t in the living room before the 1st as I’ve only been working on em for six months. Happy New Year!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#13 posted 2395 days ago

I like it all – the wood color, grain effect, finish and design. Oh, did I say that the finish is excellent.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#14 posted 2288 days ago

Nice work. I like the dowel pins on the drawers.

-- Bob

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#15 posted 2288 days ago

Great looking project! I like the wood selection.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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