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Octagonal Picnic Table (Reclaimed Lumber)

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Project by groovy_man_6 posted 1135 days ago 2217 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My new picnic table, the top again constructed from reclaimed flooring from my neighbor’s 100+ year old farm house in upstate NY. The outside of the octagon, spokes, and rosette in the middle were made from reclaimed stair stringers made of antique southern yellow long leaf pine, while the horizontal boards in each section are made from reclaimed cedar subflooring. Tied the top together with dowels and and band clamp during gluing. I thought the rosette and paneled look of the table looked nice.

The frame was made from simple pressure treated pine to resist the elements.

And of course, the obligatory “high five” photo upon completion of construction of table top #2 made from old flooring joists. You can see the first table top up close in the last photo.

Me and my neighbors love them and use them all the time!





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devann

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#1 posted 1135 days ago

A real nice looking picnic table. It’s good to see that old wood live on as something useful.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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woodman1962

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#2 posted 1135 days ago

Nice table love to see reclaimed wood being used for something so nice.Hate to see good wood go to waste

-- jjhollyawc@yahoo.com

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fernandoindia

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#3 posted 1135 days ago

Handsome table Groovy.

Great having neighbors as yours, and having the chance to give life once again.

-- Back home. Fernando

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 1134 days ago

That is a very cool engineering feat. I like the built in seats as welll. I may have to steal this one.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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