Wormy Table

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Project by bandit571 posted 06-26-2011 06:24 PM 1475 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found an old barn rafter, and a couple 4×4 skid runners. Resawn into some boards I could use. Rafter turned out to be a Wormy Chestnut, one 4×4 was White Oak, the other was Poplar. Legs were also from that rafter. Legs are 1-1/2” square, by 25” long, and a taper starts about 5” from the top. Feet are 1” square doe to the tapers on two sides. White oak was used for the aprons, and the poplar for the corner blocks. Top is just over 20” square. About six hours of “playing” around in the shop. Still haven’t decided on a finish for this wormy stuff, any suggestions?

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 06-26-2011 06:57 PM

Great looking table!

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#2 posted 06-26-2011 07:04 PM

Great looking wood and table you have made!

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

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#3 posted 06-26-2011 07:23 PM

I used Minwax antique oil finish on a chestnut tabletop, and then topcoated with wipe on poly for water resistance. It really turned out to be lovely. I would most definitely not mess around with stains or dyes—that wood is too nice as it is.

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#4 posted 06-26-2011 10:16 PM

Very nice. I like retorations, so to speak.

-- A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. -- Mark Twain

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#5 posted 12-19-2012 10:12 PM

Nice table. How did you finally finish it? I just came across some reclaimed chestnut that I was thinking of mixing with white cedar like yours.

-- Jeff, CT - keep calm and make sawdust

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#6 posted 12-19-2012 11:43 PM

Finish with two coats of Minwax Poly, brushed on. Wood turns a little brown, and has some curly figure to it. Nice bonus.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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