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RECLAIMED PINE COFFEE TABLE WITH MYSTERY WOOD

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Project by svenbecca posted 774 days ago 2319 views 8 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I found some old 2X10 pine boards and one mystery board that was all eat up with something and was spalted. I planed it all down to the size I wanted them. The pine was rock hard. I went through two sets of blades on the planer. I ended up with a coffee table.

Picture 1: The doors on it, hardware installed, and finish applied (satin poly).

Picture 2: The mystery wood.

Picture 3: I stained it with coffee and tea that I boiled down to give it a more aged look.

Picture 4: The top on the body, I used the most weathered boards for this. They are all cracked, busted, split, and full of holes. This is my favorite part of the whole table.

Picture 5: The frame and sides. The door frame is the mystery wood. It is not pine. It is spalted and eaten up by some kind of bug. Maybe termites, maybe worms, but they evacuated a long time ago.

Picture 6: The lumber.

My wife has been hounding me for a little over a year to make her this because our puppy ate the corners and legs off of our old coffee table. She wanted something to keep the throw blankets in that usually stay scattered about the couches. When I found the lumber, I already knew what it was going to become. It’s nothing special, but it’s has taught me a lot.

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.





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pariswoodworking

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#1 posted 774 days ago

I like it. It turned out great.

-- Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein

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bohnsai

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#2 posted 774 days ago

Georgeous. I love antique/reclaimed pine and the hardware makes a nice touch too. Concerning your mystery wood there, my guess is, from the color varigation, that it is hickory. Although being spalted, hard to tell. Regardless, still an amazing piece.

-- You're not a real wood worker until you've been to the Emergency Room...Twice...in one year...wait a minute, this isn't right.

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308Gap

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#3 posted 773 days ago

Looks cool, throw that dog a bone.

-- Thank You Veterans!

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Oldtool

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#4 posted 773 days ago

Project came out really nice, I like it.
Mystery wood, looks a lot like somevreclaimef wormy chestnut I bought for a TV cabinet for my wife. If I get a chance, I’ll shoot a few pics of the chestnut and send them over.
Thanks for showing, have a great one …......

-- "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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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 745 days ago

I really like this chest, & nice work!

I have some weathered cedar from a fence I recently tore down.

This is going on my to do list!

Cold you please list the dimensions, THANKS!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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