|Project by Dan Pleska||posted 03-24-2011 04:14 PM||2402 views||1 time favorited||13 comments|
This dining room table is made from antique, recycled, wormy chestnut. The wood was harvested 80 years ago and used to build a barn. My client and his father dismantled that barn and stored the wood in another barn 40 years ago. The double pedestal table is six feet long and 40 inches wide with two 18 inch leaves that pull out from under each end. I made the latch from 1/8 inch steel rod. The breadboard ends are mortised and tenoned and have 5 walnut dowels in each end that are put in with the draw bore method. The center dowel in each end is the only one that is glued and the others go through an elongated hole in the tenon. It is stained with a custom mix and sprayed with three coats of clear, satin, catalyzed lacquer. Each eight inch pedestal has three feet with a bar that connects them. The center section of the feet and bar is oak for strength. Thanks for looking. By request I added a photo of the worm holes.
-- Dan, West Virginia, http://www.danpleskaCreations.com