Rough Cut Dining Room Table

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Project by Tim_Beyer posted 12-28-2011 09:25 AM 4037 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this table for my mother in law for Christmas this year.

First off I started with some 3 inch thick rough cut pine I got from an old saw mill that had it sitting around for close to 35 years. The glass is from an old entry door that I salvaged and inset it into the top. This was my first attempt at tenons, but I took my time and they turned out great. I finished it by applying a preconditioner first and letting it set for 2 hours before putting on a coat of Minwax special walnut stain. I followed it up by spraying 4 coats of satin polycrylic clear from Minwax and sanding after each coat. I am very pleased with the final result of the table. But more importantly my mother in law absolutely loved it.

Thanks to all the help I got from all my fellow lumberjocks with all the advice and inspiration.

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#1 posted 12-28-2011 10:40 AM

This table is a dandy. Nice build….............

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 12-28-2011 11:41 AM

Nicely done! I love the old school look with the saw marks, wonderful. Even pine looks like a million bucks. That inset glass top is mega cool. Thanks for sharing.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#3 posted 12-28-2011 01:45 PM

Wow that looks excellent. Nice job.
I’ve made a few smaller projects with fairly rough timber but I’ve always struggled with the idea of leaving saw marks etc and not sanding them out….. maybe I’ll have to try harder to do less sanding? Yes, less sounds better.

-- Blinded by brilliance

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#4 posted 12-28-2011 03:10 PM

Nice job and love the rough cut look!

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#5 posted 12-28-2011 05:19 PM

Making the Mother-in-law happy is the important thing here. The table looks great too, really like the salvaged glass. Nice job…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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