Small kitchen table in pecan

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Project by Kacy posted 12-29-2011 11:17 PM 1584 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Haven’t posted in quite some time, so I thought I’d put up a couple of projects that were Christmas presents this year (2011). The first is a small (36”) round kitchen table for my brother, who lives by himself in a small house. Nothing really specially about the construction – hand tool construction, mortise and tenon joints on the legs/aprons, and the top was attached via shop-made buttons. Finish is danish oil topped with a number of coats of poly.

This was made from pecan (which is a type of hickory) that was harvested out of my backyard about a year and a half ago because it was constantly dropping huge limbs on my vegetable garden. I slabbed about 20 feet of the trunk in various thicknesses (some of the slabs were 20” wide), then dried it in a home built solar kiln. It is the first project I’ve made with the wood. It’s definitely on the rustic side, but I think it fits in with my brother’s personality.

-- Kacy, Louisiana

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#1 posted 12-29-2011 11:20 PM

Very nice table, I especially like the grain.

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#2 posted 12-30-2011 05:13 AM

I love the pecan, looks great…..

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#3 posted 05-31-2012 12:11 PM

Very nice job. I like that you included the sapwood instead of trying to cut it away, epecially the band of it running atthe edges. Certainly restic, but an air of understanded elegance. Plus there’s something to be said that you can talk about the project and be able to say the exact tree that it came from.


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