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Project by Musky41 posted 1224 days ago 1526 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really enjoyed this project and my customer and I were very happy with the results. The table top was actually an old, painted, pine barn door. Sanding the door, made to two wide pine boards, revealed beautiful surface. I removed the nails and cut them down to 3/4” or so (slightly less than the thickness of the door) and reset them prior to finishing. I wanted to maintain the original old door look but didn’t want exposed nails sticking through bottom… for obvious reasons. So, after resetting the nails, I applied several top coats of water based polyacrylic clear satin made by General Finishes. Great results! I had another local woodworker turn the legs out of soft maple which I combined with soft maple skirting. The plan was never to match the top to the base which is why I didn’t go with pine. I wanted to avoid the potential knots.

-- The adventure doesn't begin until everything goes wrong.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1224 days ago

A very cool idea ,a whole new swing for doors.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1223 days ago

Looks great , I like that you put the nails back in.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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Vasko

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#3 posted 1223 days ago

What a great idea – I love how you put the nails back in, too – such honest character! I’ll admit, I’d probably fill those gaps in the boards with food crumbs, though! Fits the style of the room beautifully.

-- - Cindy, texture freak -

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#4 posted 1223 days ago

Nice job, looks great!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 1223 days ago

Excellent table. Looks great and I agree, the nails are a nice touch.

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#6 posted 1222 days ago

Additional comment on the nails, great idea I may borrow for future projects. I notice there is not oxidation marks (or whatever the darkening of the wood around steel in wood is called) at the nail sites. Is this something pine does not do, or did they mainly get planed out? Ive seen cherry, and especially oak do this.

-- Aaron Possom Town, TN

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Musky41

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#7 posted 1221 days ago

Hey Aaron, Thanks for your comment. Borrow the idea all you like. That is why I shared it. There were definitely oxidation marks from the nails but they weren’t that bad. As you thought, most of the marks sanded out.

Musky41

-- The adventure doesn't begin until everything goes wrong.

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