|Project by Jacquelyn Smith||posted 08-20-2013 04:59 AM||2645 views||31 times favorited||21 comments|
I began this piece quite a while ago. I was commissioned to do another piece so I had to put this on the back burner. Then I was in a bike accident and everything got put on hold. I am glad to be working even if I am not recovered 100%. At last, I am grateful to be finished with this beautiful table!
This is a very nice dining table, 41” wide, 29” high and 85 3/4” long, made from repurposed Fir beams, American Cherry, Walnut and Jatoba.
I was expanding my shop (taking another room from the house) and took out these floor beams. I thought they looked pretty nice but was very focused on creating more space. I had a job that would require another room. So I put these beams under my glue up table and thought that one day I might make a work bench out of them.
When that day came around I began to look a little closer and start some test milling. Most of the beams were very nice, fairly tight grained fir. So I became inspired in the way that inspiration creeps in and takes hold and for some reason I conceived of this table.
Coming down to it was another feat altogether. Choosing the inlay was much like Mondrian quest and struggle. I finally ended up using tape to outline my path way and represent my various woods.
I finished it with Waterlox and rubbed it down with scotchbrite.
This is my first ‘big’ project that I have designed and made with the intention of selling. No client here, no commission. I absolutely loved it.
Thanks for stopping by!