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Project by Todd Barrone posted 361 days ago 2397 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is by far the biggest project I have undertaken. A live edge cedar dining room table. We did the first phase & glued the top together. This was done in 5 pieces, total table will be 8’ X 44” X 3” thick. This thing is a monster!
We are going to do some turquoise inlay in this project, so there are many first for me in this on. Will keep you updated.

-- "Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway" John Wayne

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#1 posted 361 days ago

cool project

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#2 posted 361 days ago

Man, Thats gonna be a hoss of a table Todd…. Sounds like a very ambitious project but am fairly certain you are just the guy to get-r-done. Nice work so far bud.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#3 posted 361 days ago

can’t wait to see that thing all finished and done!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#4 posted 361 days ago

Can’t wait to see it finished gunna be one hell of a table.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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#5 posted 361 days ago

That is quite the project you have take on there…so far it looks great, can’t wait to see the finished table.

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

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#6 posted 361 days ago

as you said it’s a monster!!!
great top

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#7 posted 361 days ago

now thats a table top!!!
makes my back hurt just thinking how heavy its gonna be:)
great work,can’t wait to see it done.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#8 posted 361 days ago

Yer gonna need a crane to put that in yer kitchen. Lookin very good

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#9 posted 361 days ago

Think it will look great!!! hope the ceder smell want be to strong in the dinning room…


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Todd Barrone

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#10 posted 360 days ago

I want to know how the customer is going to get it in there house, I have to ship it to Houston, TX LOL

-- "Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway" John Wayne

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#11 posted 360 days ago

Appears it going to be one “very heavy” table. Good look. Post when you have more. Thanks.

-- Terry,Tennessee

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#12 posted 360 days ago

Oh yeah! I’ll be watching this. Those Houston folks have massive homes, it will fit. ;-)

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#13 posted 360 days ago

Hey Man, don’t forget to let your top MOVE! From a LOT of experience making 8’ and longer redwood and cedar sign blanks I know if your top measures 44” wide in August in humid air it will measure 43 1/4” in January in the dry heat of winter. You will probably put some stabilizer boards under this top to help keep it flat. DO NOT GLUE THESE DOWN. Cut three or four 2”x 1/4” slots along the length of these perpendicular stabilizer boards and LIGHTLY tighten screws with washers in these slots. When the air dries out the MASS of glued up timbers can contract or shrink LATERALLY the 3/4” it will want to contract to. Then your big ‘Ol massive 3” thick table top won’t be so prone to split! NO GUARANTEES now. Wood has its own mind, but letting it move or breathe will definitely help.
Watch that Aromatic Cedar dust too. It is TOUGH to breathe. It will effect your health. WEAR PROTECTION!!

-- Howard, Maryland USA

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#14 posted 360 days ago

That is a lot of table. I’m curious, why cedar?

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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Todd Barrone

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#15 posted 360 days ago

I like cedar, it’s my favorite wood, but in this case the customer wanted it & I will be making me one for my house similar to it. I noticed a few mentioned the strong cedar odor, if it’s not sealed there is a strong cedar odor. But when you put the finish on it, the strong odor is diminished quite a bit. You can still smell it, just not over powering.

-- "Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway" John Wayne

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