Kitchen Table

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Project by buddx posted 02-13-2012 05:15 PM 1563 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello LumberJocks!

This is my new kitchen table that I just finished this weekend. The base is made out of white oak and ash and the top is some lumber we use for our corrals(I live on a ranch in South Dakota and we dont have a lot of trees.) We call it MegaPlank but is basically a inch and half thick OSB that comes in 16 inch wide by 16 foot long planks. Comments are welcome as I am always looking for new tips and tricks… Thanks!

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#1 posted 02-13-2012 06:31 PM

Nice looking table.

How did you finish the top?

Loved your little clamping blocks thats in the 4th picture. Great idea! I too have to link clamps together like you because I just dont have enough long ones.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 02-13-2012 06:45 PM

I am in Western South Dakota & I am presently slabbing a lot of trees. If you have a need contact me. My father would be proud of use of handy supplies. Good work.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 02-13-2012 10:39 PM

Thanks guys…

Tokolosi – I used about 5 coats of polyurethane to finish the top. I know what you mean about the clamps and I think some longer ones will be one of my next purchases.

Monte – I would definitely be interested in some slabs and I will throw you an email shortly…

Thanks again for the kind words guys.

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#4 posted 02-14-2012 03:21 AM

Came out really nice, I am in the same boat with the clamps, I have one really long Bessy clamp and everything else is 36’, 24’ or smaller. Here is a trick I have used in the past, if you take a long board and drill a hole at each end you can clamp through the hole at each end. I had used them in the past and I squared off one side of the holes so the clamps rested on a flat surface. Unfortunately I needed some boards for another project and was too lazy to go out and get more lumber so I used them. If I can find an old picture I will send it to you.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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