|Project by RockyBlue||posted 07-03-2012 01:27 AM||10363 views||8 times favorited||17 comments|
This set was built to seat 10 people with 4 on the bench plus 6 chairs. The new house it goes in has 10” square beetle kill beams in the kitchen, so this set really ties both rooms together. This is located in Silverthorn, Colorado. The view from their living room is amazing, the photo does not do it justice.
10’ long x 42” wide x 30” tall. The legs are turned 6×6 timbers bolted to the frame. The top is live edge glued up harvest style. The center 4 boards are 3/4” thick, and surrounding slabs ended up 1.75” thick. This made the top a little lighter, while still looking thick. Finish is epoxy on the top to seal and prevent dents in the soft wood. Leg and frame finish is Watco danish oil.
Chairs measure 20” wide x 18” deep with a 24” backrest. The upholstery was done by http://www.spinningwheelinteriorsinc.com/index.html
The hair-on-hide goes great with the beetle kill. The live edge backrests match the table quite nicely. The backrest tilts back at a 5 degree angle and they are very comfortable. Finish is Watco natural danish oil.
The 90” long bench needed to hold 4 people and fit between the table legs while not in use. This required me to notch the frame so it sits directly in each 4” leg. The weight transfers straight down each leg. The top is 1.25” thick bookmatched pine and is 18” wide. Finish is Watco.
The customer mentioned they chose me over Woodland Creek Furniture in Michigan. They make some amazing timer frame tables, I’ve spent hours on their website. Makes me feel accomplished when I can make something to compete with the big guys.
-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother. www.rockybluewoodworks.com