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Persimmon Table

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Project by tblrxdave posted 09-11-2011 02:45 PM 1607 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this writing table for a neighbor awhile back totally out of persimmon. The tree was harvested five years ago and sliced up on my sawmill. Stickered and air dried. I’m glad I cut the lumber thick because there wasn’t a straight board in the rack. I did a bunch of planing by machine and by hand to complete the cut list. The top dimensions are 24”w x 54”l x 29”h. Side slats were M/T, the base was butt jointed with glue and screws. The recessed screws were plugged. The top was secured with buttons. Many coats of BLO/mineral spirit mix for the finish.





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 09-11-2011 03:00 PM

Great looking table!!!!

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

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kansas

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#2 posted 09-11-2011 04:32 PM

I’ve never seen a very large persimmon tree. That will make for an interesting conversation piece. I wonder if others have the same questions I do: smell?, hardness?, how does it behave?

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#3 posted 09-11-2011 04:46 PM

Beautiful table. I’ve never seen persimmon made into fine furniture.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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Michael1

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#4 posted 09-11-2011 07:04 PM

Nice table. I never seen persimmon made into furniture either. I would have never thought of it.

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

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#5 posted 09-11-2011 09:30 PM

Persimmon wow! looks great!

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