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Beetle Kill Pine Live Edge Dining Table with Chairs and Bench

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Project by RockyBlue posted 07-03-2012 01:27 AM 5897 views 8 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch



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.

Table
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
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.

Bench
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





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TZH

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#1 posted 07-03-2012 01:52 AM

Yep. I’ve seen your work in person and the pictures don’t even come close to doing them (or you) justice. Great table and chairs. Thanks for sharing.

TZH

-- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dead-Wood-Renaissance/361417090585685

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jaykaypur

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#2 posted 07-03-2012 02:02 AM

This set is absolutely breath-taking. It’s no wonder at all why they picked you to make this.

You, my friend, are a true craftsman. Simply beautiful workmanship.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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JR_Dog

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#3 posted 07-03-2012 02:50 AM

Beautiful design and great looking finish. It looks like it’s very very strong.

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 07-03-2012 05:08 AM

This is probably your finest work to date. Breathtaking is a good description. Awesome job!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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HalDougherty

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#5 posted 07-03-2012 10:38 AM

Great looking table. It’s one of the best looking pine pieces I’ve ever seen. Thanks for sharing your work with us.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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GrandpaLen

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#6 posted 07-03-2012 11:04 AM

This Dinning Room Set is stunning by any measure.

Your website portfolio is a testimate to your Craftsmanship as a ‘One of a Kind’ Artisan.

”Makes me feel accomplished when I can make something to compete with the big guys.”

There may be a difference between you, ‘Big Guy’, and those big guys, but quantity
does not the Craftsman make.

You’ve obviously put your heart into your work and that, my friend, is the Product you offer.

Thanks for sharing with us. – 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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Bluepine38

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#7 posted 07-03-2012 01:01 PM

Great looking dining set that fits in perfectly with the house and the mountains. I like to play with the blue
pine, but can not make anything that approaches your craftsmanship. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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BenI

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#8 posted 07-03-2012 04:26 PM

Looks fantastic, great job! Really like having the bench on one side of the table.

-- Ben from IL

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SCOTSMAN

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#9 posted 07-03-2012 04:30 PM

Wow a very nice set up I like the design and finish too.I really like the stool-bench legs how did you fix them on with dowels or what? Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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SergeantSawDust

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#10 posted 07-03-2012 04:55 PM

Beautiful! I really like the top.. I love when people make tops out of slabs for that unique rustic look! Thanks for sharing.. I really want to get my hands on some of this beetle kill pine I see everyone making things out of.

-- Woodworking for the hobbyist woodworker. http://sergeantsawdust.com

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MattinCincy

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#11 posted 07-03-2012 05:50 PM

Had to favorite this one – absolutely beautiful! I’m curious, though, about how you accommodated expansion across the width of the table – won’t the end rails restrict movement and eventually cause some kind of failure? I would worry that at the very least the thick film finish might fail if you get some separation between the end grain of the rails and the long grain of the outermost pieces….

-- Wag more, bark less.

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gfadvm

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#12 posted 07-04-2012 01:55 AM

That is the nicest dining room set I have ever seen! And the owners will show all their friends….....and pretty soon you will be adding on and hiring more help! Great job.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#13 posted 07-04-2012 02:08 PM

Very impresive.Nice finish on table top

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Ken90712

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#14 posted 07-05-2012 04:03 PM

Amazing work, I love so much about this project I could go on and on. I would love to here more about the finish with epoxy. I just finished n outdoor table and used Epifines for the UV protection it had. Had to go to 4000 grit to get the shine and smooth finish I desired.

I love live edges I recently made an Entertainment center here with one as well.

Congrats on a great job!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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studie

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#15 posted 07-09-2012 06:31 AM

Yeow! Amazing but the finish is over the top! Wow thanks for showing.

-- $tudie

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