Beetle Kill Pine Dining Table

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Project by RockyBlue posted 05-02-2011 06:12 PM 5059 views 9 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table is 54” x 38” with the top being 1 3/4” thick. 90 pocket hole screws hold the apron on as well as the oak supports and the legs are bolt on for easy moving. I used bar top epoxy coating similar to a couple other tables I have done. I did however coat the top with poly before I poured the epoxy on and this time it did not change the color of the pine. The boards that make the top are all 6” wide. Legs are 3” square and apron is 1 3/4” x 3”.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother.

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#1 posted 05-02-2011 06:39 PM

Very nice table. Can you tell me how much epoxy it took to cover the table top? How do you do the edges? I’m working on a bar top now that covers nearly the same surface space as your table, and want to make sure I have enough epoxy. Since it’s my first time using epoxy, I’m trying to get advice. And by the looks at your projects, you have used it a time or too!

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#2 posted 05-02-2011 06:45 PM

Very attractive and unique. The one thing I would be concerned about is all of those pocket screws not allowing for wood movement. I hope you don’t have problems with it because it looks so nice.

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#3 posted 05-02-2011 08:45 PM

Great looking table! I was wondering the same thing about the wood movement. Have you had issues with this type of build?

Great finish and wood choice looks very nice!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 05-02-2011 09:37 PM

I have a few tables around my house that I have built joined to the apron in all different ways and have not seen any growth or shrinking. Denver is very dry and this blue pine is fairly stable here. If I were in a humid climate I would attach the top using a groove around the apron and small clamps.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother.

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#5 posted 05-03-2011 03:40 AM

Very nice : )

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#6 posted 05-03-2011 04:05 AM

I really like the design, the colors and the finish. Well done!

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#7 posted 05-03-2011 09:43 PM

Another find job using the beetle killed pine. I think that by coating the top with poly helped preserve the contrasting colors of the pine. In one of my projects the oil finished I used tended to dull down the affects of the light color wood and the blue parts. I will have to try this technique. Overall I like how the colors stand out.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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