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Pub Table From Reclaimed-Reclaimed Heart Pine Flooring

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Project by BerBer5985 posted 03-29-2013 05:19 PM 1054 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We did a flooring job a couple months back where the customer had reclaimed heart pine floors down in their home and had a flood and we replaced them. I kept as much of the good stuff as possible thinking I’d get a chance to use it, and finally did. We needed a table for our flooring store showroom and what could be better than a table made out of reclaimed hardwood flooring. So after much wood prep and decisions on what pieces need to go where, planing, glue ups, etc, I finally arrived at the end result. It was a hand tool/power tool combo project doing all the haunched mortise and tenon work by hand, but the dimensioning work by machine. It was finished with just regular Bullseye Shellac and wax, but I wasn’t incredibly happy with the end result on the table. I have a hard time mastering shellac as a finish. Everyone says it’s easy, but I can’t do it and not have drips, brush marks (no matter what brush), etc. Maybe someone can give me some pointers on that. Regardless, I was happy that I was able to make something useful out of what was going to be trash. Hope you enjoy!

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One, www.qualitycarpetonecrofton.com





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#1 posted 03-29-2013 06:58 PM

nice looking table! great job on it.

-- I'm only deaf in one ear,,,,,I just can't hear out of the other one., Denny, Indiana implant, living in PA

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#2 posted 03-29-2013 07:27 PM

Nicely done. The joinery looks quite stout (3/8 tenon?)

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#3 posted 03-29-2013 07:52 PM

1/2” tenon….better safe than sorry ;)

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One, www.qualitycarpetonecrofton.com

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#4 posted 03-29-2013 09:18 PM

^overkill can be a beautiful thing.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#5 posted 03-30-2013 12:46 PM

Looks great, well done!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 03-31-2013 11:40 AM

Looks like it came out very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#7 posted 04-02-2013 02:04 PM

It looks good. The wood has some beautiful grain and the finish sets it off. Great recycle of the wood.

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#8 posted 03-26-2014 03:30 PM

I have read in several places that you should thin the shellac by 50% if my memory serves correct. The problem with the mix in the can is that it dries too fast which leaved those brush marks. I have had good luck spraying shellac, however when ever I brush it on I fight those same brush strokes you see. I typically end up building the finish and sanding the high spots out then waxing.

My first choice for brush applied finish is a Poly because you have more time to even out the brush strokes.

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#9 posted 03-26-2014 03:31 PM

Are your legs cedar? The image and lighting give the legs a red or pinkish hue.

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#10 posted 03-26-2014 03:47 PM

They are actually doug fir 4×4 because I didn’t have enough of the pine to complete the legs. I’m thinking about making a few changes to it. Stripping the shellac off, adding done arches to the cross rails, making the top thicker maybe, and adding some curve to the legs to give it a little more elegance.

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One, www.qualitycarpetonecrofton.com

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