Beetle Kill Pine Dining Table, and Countertop

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Project by RockyBlue posted 840 days ago 2296 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table measures 30” wide by 6’ long and 1.75” thick. The countertop is 24” wide by 6’2” x 1.75” thick. Finish is bartop epoxy. The customer supplied the table frame, as well as the sink cabinet. Sorry for the bad photos, I was not able to take any myself. I learned that the epoxy coating by itself really brings out the color of this wood, without any danish oil. This will save me much time in the future, I used to do danish oil, one coat of poly to seal it, then 2 coats of epoxy. Now I’ll just do the epoxy. These 2 are in an old railroad building in Boulder, redone for the school. I’ve never thought of making countertops with this wood, but holy crap it looks nice, and the epoxy is bomb-proof. I may be on to something here…

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother.

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#1 posted 840 days ago

Great looking and the Epoxy does bring out the highlights in the wood.

What type of Epoxy and the Mfg. you are using? I need to try some.

-- Anyone who isn’t totally confused just doesn’t understand the situation.

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#2 posted 839 days ago

From what you can see in the pictures the epoxy really does make the color pop. You might be able to save yourself a step. They look great.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#3 posted 839 days ago

POP!! , that grain and color are amazing!

Nice fit and finish. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#4 posted 839 days ago

I’ve used pine to make an occassional coffee table to use that I just wanted for function. How hard is this pine? Seems like you have a supply of it. LOL!

Did you encase it in epoxy?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 839 days ago

Great looking table top! I too am interested in knowing what epoxy. I’ve tried epoxy and had a hard time with it.

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#6 posted 839 days ago

The pine is fairly soft like any other yellow pine. Its lodgpole. I can’t recommend the epoxy I used, they changed their formula on the hardener and I had much trouble on my last 3 tables. It’s not like it used to be. I’m searching for a new brand.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother.

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