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Project by Joseph Cataldie posted 1252 days ago 2749 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table was built for an environmentally conscious family in Baton Rouge. As requested by the client, it was constructed from reclaimed cypress and finished with green materials including the stain and a pure tung-oil with citrus solvent. We also added a 2-foot wide drawer to the front, allowing for storage of place mats and utensils.
78” long x 34” wide x 30” tall

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-- Joey C., Baton Rouge, LA,

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#1 posted 1252 days ago

curious, where’d you reclaim the cyprus from?

-- Your mind, much like a parachute, works best when open.

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#2 posted 1252 days ago

It’s not only green, it’s clean! I really like the simple, clean lines and that cypress is gorgeous.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#3 posted 1252 days ago

love the wood great build .

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#4 posted 1252 days ago

I grew up in Louisisana and I see cyprus used in a lot of older homes.
Cypress makes for some beatiful doors, especially from pecky cyprus.

-- Mike

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#5 posted 1251 days ago

Congratulations on a beautiful, beautiful design and execution. This is really an elegant piece. The proportions are perfect, absolutely perfect to my eye. Now you have to worry, I may have a flawed eye! Anyway, I’m jealous.

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends

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Joseph Cataldie

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#6 posted 1251 days ago

Thanks for the complements, everyone. The old cypress came from a barn that was torn down outside of White Castle, LA a few years back. We “de-nailed” it and got the lumberyard to plane it for me. Still have tons left!

-- Joey C., Baton Rouge, LA,

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#7 posted 1251 days ago

wow thats nice


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Joshua Newsom

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#8 posted 1251 days ago

Nice table. How well will the cypress hold up as a tabletop material? I’ve been considering it, but have been told it’s too soft?

-- If nothing changes, nothing changes.

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#9 posted 1251 days ago

I love the simplicity of the design. very nice. I wonder if Acadians here in New Brunswick used a similar design.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#10 posted 1250 days ago

Beautiful work, beautiful wood, and a beautiful table.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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