Rustic Table

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Project by clarksthandyman posted 06-04-2012 09:58 PM 2264 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A buddy approached me (more like dropped off) some rough oak boards roughly 2” x 16” x 10’. Some were straight lined ripped. I picked the “best” boards for the top to glue up.

Things learned:
I want one for myself!
Its hard to work with people that want to get it done as fast as possible, he still is a great friend.
Very Very heavy when working with it yourself.
Being proud is addictive.

Any thoughts what it would be worth retail? My buddy paid a $100 for the wood. He has a approx. $200 invested in the table.

Hope you enjoy.

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#1 posted 06-04-2012 10:04 PM

Nice, love the live edge and the rustic look. What kind of fastners did you use to attach the top?

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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#2 posted 06-04-2012 10:13 PM

Very nice. Fine work.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 06-04-2012 10:16 PM

Kevin, I used eight (four per leg) 4-1/2” hybrid legs. Bored a 3/4” hole with a fostner bit and pre drilled as far as I could with 1/4” brad point bit.

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#4 posted 06-05-2012 02:12 AM

well since your name is clarksthandyman the table might sell for 4 to 5 hundred bucks, if your name was maloof, it would go for about 15,000….....but since he has passed away and we know how that goes, it would be worth around 100,000… consider a name change……....nice table, i learned a long time a go, there are very few people who i would work with in my shop…for the very same reason you listed here…keep them as friends, and work by yourself.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 06-05-2012 03:37 AM

Nice table! I’ve got a log drying out for a similar project but smaller. I am curious, what type of finish did you use?

-- Dick

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#6 posted 06-05-2012 06:01 AM

I like the rustic sturdy look of this table.

-- 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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#7 posted 06-05-2012 11:55 AM

Dick, I used a hd product pro floor wb poly gloss….seven coats.

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#8 posted 06-05-2012 04:20 PM

It is hard to paint with a broad brush and be accurate, but I never understood what people who want to do everything as fast as possible are rushing … to get to. I want to like what I am doing so not to feel I have to rush. I would be very happy working on a table as wonderful as yours, even if it took a long time. Nice work.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#9 posted 06-05-2012 05:04 PM

Interesting table. I’m assuming you built this for free because it was for a friend . If it was a rush job it seems like the least your friend could do is give you the time you need to build it to do a good job. I’m a little concerned about the area that has what appears to a soccer ball sized semi-circle shape in the top,it looks like it has a rather sharp point and if your friend has children it could cause serious injury to them.

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 06-05-2012 08:54 PM

a1Jim, Agreed…but the table is for a private hunting club. I wanted to put a bow tie inlay, but time was not on my side. Plus, I did not want it hanging over my head anymore.

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#11 posted 08-31-2017 03:55 PM

This is a beautiful table and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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