|Project by woodtickgreg||posted 684 days ago||1408 views||4 times favorited||12 comments|
This is our kitchen table, I made it about 6 yrs. ago, It’s about6 1/2’ x 4’. walnut top with sapwood and breadboard ends 1” thick, Slab red oak live edge legs 1 1/2” thick x aprox 18” wide. through morticed stretcher with a functional wedge, knock out the wedges and it all comes apart to move. This table is heavy, If you walk into it, it doesn’t move you bruse your hip! I csm all of the lumber and air dried. I milled the tree for a friend and he insisted that I take some of the lumber so I took the boards with sapwood and left the better boards for him. the finish is all wipe on and many coats, 1/3 of each, pure tung oil, blo, satin poly and thined with mineral spirits for wipeing. It has served us well, seats 8 comfortably and its rock solid. I call this table the hygrometer as the breadboard ends really swell and shrink with seasonal changes.
-- without wood there is no woodworking, mill it.