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Project by Dchip posted 05-07-2013 04:12 PM 857 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table is made from old floor joists salvaged from a demoed Manhattan building. I think they’re spruce, and I have no clue on the date. They’re a full 3” thickness and had plenty of old embedded cut nails – any guesses from you guys with more building knowledge than I?

The aprons are attached to 2.5” square legs with pinned mortise and tenons. Bottom shelf posts have two 3/8” dowels in each leg, and the shelf itself rests in dadoes on these posts. Finish is thinned, tinted shellac sanded back a bit, then followed with stain and poly. The top is book-matched with an interesting “face” in the center and two dutchmen for the end cracks. My first go with these (I tested one on some scrap), and the soft wood made for kind chisel work.

This table will serve as a ceremony center-piece in my fiance and I’s wedding this summer. I made a note on the underside of the table top in the hopes that this will be in the family for generations to come.

Some pics of the build:

-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC, http://www.9x7woodworks.com





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Sanding2day

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#1 posted 05-07-2013 06:10 PM

Nice project and congrats on the upcoming wedding… Thanks for sharing

-- Dan

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#2 posted 05-07-2013 08:07 PM

Just saw this on Reddit. Nice work.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#3 posted 05-08-2013 12:27 AM

Very cool! I like the butterflies on the top. Congrats on the upcoming wedding!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#4 posted 05-08-2013 02:38 AM

Beautiful table, great build.

-- "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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#5 posted 05-08-2013 04:07 AM

Good work and cool looking face.

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#6 posted 05-08-2013 11:59 AM

Very nice, great job! Congrats on your upcoming wedding.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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