Farm Table

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Project by Clay Ortiz posted 466 days ago 2799 views 21 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this table for my wife after she found one on pinterest that she liked. It is 38” wide and 84” long. I got the wood from the saw mill down the road. I was there picking up some stuff for work when I saw the stack of wide oak planks. The top is 1-1/4” thick red oak and has 4” tenons mortised into the bread board ends to keep it flat. I pinned the bread board ends with some burl dowels that I made, I thought they wood stand out but they get lost in all the mill marks. The whole base is from one poplar board. The through tenons are wedged with some burl also. I think my favorite thing about the table is the dovetails on the lower stretcher. They add kind of a timber framing feel.

-- Clay Ortiz, North Georgia

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#1 posted 466 days ago

Great looking table. I love the color and style. Nice work !!

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 466 days ago

This is really impressive, Clay. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 466 days ago

I really like the rustic look and the construction methods, it makes for a fine piece of furniture. nice job.

-- Lumberdog.. Michigan

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#4 posted 466 days ago

That’s a very nice, well constructed and finished piece. Excellent.

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#5 posted 466 days ago

It’s almost a shame to have to hide all the beautiful details under the table. I really like the way you kept the saw marks in the table top—I would have done the same thing. Well done, Clay!

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#6 posted 466 days ago

beautiful table,great work and i love the joinery like don said its almost a shame to hide it under the table.
what did you finish it with?

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#7 posted 465 days ago

Great table, awesome use of joinery… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#8 posted 465 days ago

There are several choices for favorite features – a great table! For me, I would choose the mill marks on the top – unlike Don, I would have never thought of that!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 465 days ago

My wife wants one just like that! Extremely good looking table!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#10 posted 465 days ago

Another fine project Clay! What’s this saw mill you’re talking about?

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#11 posted 465 days ago

Very handsome piece.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#12 posted 465 days ago

Outstanding work Clay a very cool table.

-- Custom furniture

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#13 posted 465 days ago

beautiful build, this table will last forever and surly will not come apart..fantastic job.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#14 posted 465 days ago

I like the rustic quality of this piece. Great color and nice joinery!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#15 posted 465 days ago

Outstanding, the mill marks, the dovetails, all the details. Really nice piece.

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