|Project by spinout||posted 10-06-2011 09:53 AM||2123 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
okay, first time posting a project, so hopefully it comes up okay.
anyway….the table. i guess you could call it my first project. it’s just the top that i made, and it’s reclaimed fir of some sort, atleast that’s what the guy at the mill said. they were giant beams that held up floor joists in a warehouse that burnt down. i was able to get a giant trailer load for free, so….here we are.
we took some of the beams in and had them cut down to 1 and 2” by 12”-ish wide and about 10’ long. the thumbnail pic is a b4 pic….if you wanna call it that.
there isn’t much to the table…..3 planks biscuited and glued together, with a 4” border around it. stained and poly’d. nothing special. but i did learn a few things….or maybe notice a few things is a better term.
1. the areas i sanded more didn’t take stain near as well.
2. i have a tough time getting straight and square edges
3. account for cupping of the wide planks….it made the mitres of the border kinda off
the table base was an old library table we picked up at an auction. ripped the top off, sanded it down and stained/poly’d the same as the new top. different species so it doesn’t exactly match, but the new store bought chairs are off a tad too….so we’re okay with it.
up next is an entertainment center…....i’m a little lost on how to go about, so you’ll be seeing lots of questions from me.