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Reclaimed douglas fir Table

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Project by CalgaryGeoff posted 09-02-2011 05:55 AM 2259 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table was built from reclaimed Douglas fir beams from an old torn down grain elevator up here in Alberta, Canada. The beams were massive 20”x20” by 18 feet. Luckily when I showed up, to pick them up, a portable saw mill was on-site and cut them into manageable sizes for me, however, the pieces were still very rough and needed to be planed and jointed, etc, etc to turn them into a table. Nails were in some pieces but very easy to see due to their size 6” long.

This was a rushed project, made in record time (under 2 weeks) and went out with wet glue and unassembled. Client had to take it cross country by car and needed it IKEA packaged for on-site assembly.

All joinery on the table is mortise and tennon to facilitate easy assembly. Draw fronts are book matched fir with some type of red trim wood. Drawers and everything else were all made one cut at a time.

Table size is 16” deep, 48” wide and 38” tall and finished with a Pecan stain.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.





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maddawg308

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#1 posted 09-02-2011 09:46 AM

Wow, that’s a nice looking table! way to reclaim some nice wood….

-- Plank says: "If you're a little board, might as well get hammered!"

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Michael1

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#2 posted 09-02-2011 04:20 PM

Nice table. A project is always more special when constructed from recycled lumber

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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andy6601

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#3 posted 09-02-2011 06:03 PM

Awsome Job! I really like it alot, how did you make the grooves?

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Abbynormal

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#4 posted 09-02-2011 06:59 PM

very nice !

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lew

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#5 posted 09-02-2011 07:04 PM

Your rush jobs look nicer than my “extended” projects.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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CalgaryGeoff

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#6 posted 09-02-2011 07:46 PM

Thanks everyone.

The groves on the legs were made with a router. The small groves were made with a hand held plunge router and decorative bit and a secondary base with an edge guide to position the cuts. The corner cuts were made on a router table with a big cove bit and some table stops.

Cheers

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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RexMcKinnon

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#7 posted 09-12-2011 07:49 PM

Nice table, I like the leg details.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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