Reclaimed QSO Coffee Table

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Project by Mike posted 285 days ago 944 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found the plan for this table in one of those great big books that you see at the discount store…they usually have just gobs of them sitting out on any subject imaginable. I’ve seen one similar to it on here a while back, but not sure who made it. I modified the plan a bit, it called for a 48×22 1/2 table, but my customer wanted it as long as her couch (and the customer gets what she wants) so it got stretched out to a full 60×24. I thought it might look funny being that long, but as the project went on, I really liked it! It is more reclaimed Chestnut Oak (a lot of it quartersawn) from an old corn crib dating back to 1919. The wood was steam cleaned (yes the same unit they clean engine blocks with) for bugs, so that is a non issue. This is the first time I’ve tried using dowels instead of screws, and while it is more detailed work, I must say, I like the way it looks; as did the customer when she gave me an extra $100 bill as a “tip”. I love the way this old lumber looks when finished, but I must say…WOW…there is a LOT of machining at the beginning of these projects! The finish is simply 2 coats of wipe on poly!

-- A person of integrity never speaks of it...he walks in it...

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#1 posted 285 days ago

Awesome job. The wood speaks for itself.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 285 days ago

Very nice Mike…always good to see old wood reclaimed and given a new life…Well done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#3 posted 285 days ago

Nice work Mike

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 285 days ago

Really nice! I don’t see many dowels. Was everthing else just glued or were other fasteners used?

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#6 posted 282 days ago

Wonderful table! The wood has lots of character, great design and joinery as well as the finish. Great job!

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