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Chunky Pine Coffee Table

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Project by daverose posted 12-20-2011 05:12 PM 2194 views 7 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Friend of mine’s father owns a farm north of Toronto as he was pulling down the old barn. We went in and rescued a bunch of of old barn board as well as some beat up old 2×10 pine joists (full size 2×10’s like the old days) that his father had been using as a work bench. He swore they were elm. Once I scraped off all the oil and dirt and pulled all the nails out I realized they were pine but there was some quite pretty grain and color underneath. Not having the tools to reduce the size of the lumber I decided to go chunky and thick with the design. The legs are 2 pieces glued together and measure 3”x3” The top is 1 3/4” thick. All mortise/tenon joints except the top which is screwed to the base. There are a few drill holes left from it’s work bench days which I decided to leave and I finished it with Watco Danish Oil. It’s amazing how much sap was left in the wood in spite of it being probably 80+ years old. It took me about 2 hours with q-tips and mineral spirits to get my planer clean after I was done! It sits on my front porch in summer.

My friend clad his new deck in the barn board. Looks awesome!





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#1 posted 12-20-2011 07:19 PM

Nice use of reclaimed wood.
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#2 posted 12-20-2011 07:46 PM

Nice design, looks like a little brother of mine.
massive oak table

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#3 posted 12-21-2011 02:30 AM

nice table. I like the massive look. Welcome to LJs

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#4 posted 12-21-2011 03:44 AM

Looks super sturdy. Good job.

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#5 posted 12-21-2011 03:29 PM

Great job!! Nice design and build.

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#6 posted 12-21-2011 06:45 PM

Love seeing well-built pine furniture! Some guys just write off softwoods for furniture but you can get really good results if you build it right.

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