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125 year old reclaimed Fir living room furniture

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Project by xraydav posted 02-27-2014 02:11 AM 818 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The attic in our 125 year old Victorian had Fir moldings, trim, stairs and floor boards. When I wanted to build an office up there I pulled up the old floor boards, insulated and used 3/4 ply for the floor. All the boards were begging for a project so I hand planed everything, glued up stock for the legs and filled nail holes but not much else. The result is the TV table and two end tables you see here. I like that the furniture in my living room is made from wood that was part of our house. The wood has so much character, I only sanded it and then finished with semi-gloss. Working on the coffee table now. The leg idea came from end tables my parents had in the 50s. The scalloped edges to the tops were an attempt to unify the pieces in an unusual way. As we have enough clutter catchers I decided not to put a draw in the end tables. I used dovetails to accent the color in the wood more than for strength but they are very strong.

-- David, Norwood Mass, xraydav@aol.com





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wseand

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#1 posted 02-27-2014 09:00 AM

Great looking tables.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#2 posted 02-27-2014 09:50 AM

Great work and finish on these…...

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 02-27-2014 12:03 PM

Great looking table, you have done an excellent job. thanks for sharing.

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

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#4 posted 03-05-2014 02:40 PM

Great looking pieces! Pretty design, beautiful wood, awesome finish. Great work!

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