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Project by Don W posted 12-25-2011 04:25 PM 3998 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a table i built for my house about 15 – 20 years ago. The top is made from planks taken from a remodeling job I did on an old plank house built in the early 1800’s. They were separating 2 small bedrooms that became one. The nail homes are from the lathe that was covering the planks on both sides.

The legs are made from 3” x 3” locust fence post. The skirt is white oak native sawn. The finish is several coats of BLO over the course of the years. I was actually supposed to give it another coat last fall, but never got to it. A spring time project awaits.

The chair were purchased as you see them.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com





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ShaneA

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#1 posted 12-25-2011 04:30 PM

You are a rustic master. Another well done project.

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bob62

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#2 posted 12-25-2011 06:21 PM

I like the fact that you used recycled lumber for this table. How many coats of the BOL are you planning on putting on? Every year?

-- Robert, Mississippi, http://www.lunberjocks.com

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#3 posted 12-25-2011 07:26 PM

Great looking table, just fits right in.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Don W

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#4 posted 12-25-2011 07:47 PM

Robert, I would guess it got 3 or 4 coats of BLO when I built it, and then a coat or two every 3 or 4 years.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#5 posted 12-26-2011 07:05 AM

Don,
I really like your style. I would imitate it if I could control my urge to rub, sand, and love on my projects until they are no longer rustic but polished.

Scott

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#6 posted 12-26-2011 07:13 AM

It’s got that perfect rustic look.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Don W

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#7 posted 12-26-2011 02:52 PM

thanks Jim.

Scott, I have a similar issue. My wife has the rustic taste. To be honest, I like it once its done and in place, but I have this internal need to prove I can make it shiny-er. I guess better is a relative term.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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mafe

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#8 posted 12-27-2011 10:41 PM

Beautiful table, I would love to have a table like that, so full of life.
What are those rings on the table?
Best of my thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Don W

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#9 posted 12-27-2011 11:52 PM

Ahhh those are the wife’s other xmas presents. A family ring ( a birth stone for each family member) and a perl ring.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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mafe

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#10 posted 12-28-2011 12:11 AM

;-) it sounds like joy in the family this year!

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#11 posted 10-30-2013 09:05 PM

Don that looks fantastic. Ive got some great reclaimed boards burning a hole in my pocket so to speak, and I’m wondering what your process is for getting your rustic look AND making it shiny as can be. You mentioned its similar to mine in another post. If you dont mind sharing…

Do you wax?

-- Joseph, Lake Forest, CA, http://instagram.com/palas_woodcraft#

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Don W

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#12 posted 10-30-2013 09:38 PM

The table is several years old now. It been sanded lightly with fine grit (220) and has several coats of BLO, then brush oil. My wife will wipe on some lemon oil or orange oil from time to time.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#13 posted 12-07-2013 02:10 AM

very nice

-- Nikki

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