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Rustic BlackJack Oak Tables

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Project by SawDustnSplinters posted 06-11-2008 08:28 PM 2295 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently made a couple of matching end tables and a coffee table out of a 2 inch thick, ten foot slab of reclaimed BlackJack Oak. It is not in abundance but once in a while you can find it growing near other native oaks, I think it prefers sandier soil, I never worked with this wood before so I found it’s wild grain and slight spalting interesting. I thought I would post this so the other woodworkers who have never worked with or seen this wood could check it out. In the picture of the whole set you can see that the grain of the right edge of the coffee table matches up to the grain of the left edge of the far left end table. I used local reclaimed Juniper Ashe for the legs and braces.
We had an f1 skip thru town a couple of weeks ago, there are hundreds of old growth native trees uprooted along the river bottoms. So I will be busy reclaiming and fishing before it gets too much hotter…..God Bless Ya’ll…...

FXC II

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , http://www.allthingsrustix.com , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”





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jockmike2

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#1 posted 06-11-2008 08:37 PM

Beautiful wood and nice furniture. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 06-16-2008 12:40 AM

Beautiful wood…glad you put it to good use.

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#3 posted 06-19-2008 06:23 AM

Nice work. These are the kind of projects that I like. They are fun. Well done.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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#4 posted 07-22-2008 07:33 PM

very cool.

-- hap, gunbarrel city tx.

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