|Project by CalgaryGeoff||posted 09-02-2011 05:55 AM||2425 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
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.
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