Reclaimed white oak coffee table.

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Project by MATTTHEW posted 03-15-2014 04:13 AM 865 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Took some planks from a barn that was dated to be at least 80 years old.
Ran them through my thickness planer. Mortise and tenon where I could.
Applied Lye to pull the tannins out to give it that nice antique weathered look 2 coats of a natural oil. The shelf is the only section of new growth in the piece due
to a shortage of unusable material. I’ve been a lumberjocks gawker for awhile and
I am inspired every time I take a look around. Thanks.

-- "Something's wrong when you regret things that haven't happened yet"

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#1 posted 03-15-2014 04:47 AM

Very nice, I like it.

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#2 posted 03-15-2014 09:57 AM

Nice work.

Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 03-15-2014 12:16 PM

Nice work, great looking table. I especially like the arched bottom cross members, nice touch.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 03-15-2014 12:56 PM

The mitered tenons are great. Care to share how you set that up?

-- Tim P. Calhoun GA. Don't cry because it's over, smile....because for 7 glorious miles, everyone thought you were the real bus driver!

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#5 posted 03-15-2014 03:28 PM

Thanks for the kind responses. The arched supports is my second
favorite part. The top takes the prize for me.
The mitered tenons were done with a shop made jig with a drill press
and a frostner bit to remove most off the material and then some hand
work to clean up the corners. I will try to post a pic of the jig and link it.

-- "Something's wrong when you regret things that haven't happened yet"

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#6 posted 03-15-2014 03:55 PM

Its a great feeling to give new life and purpose to surplus wood and your table looks great. The top is very nice, but I think the arched x brace bottom is a real nice design feature that takes this table to the next level.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 03-15-2014 10:37 PM

I really like the way you show off the grain of this vintage wood.
This piece captures the “old world” look and feel … Great job .

Welcome to LJ’s and thanks for sharing.

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#8 posted 03-15-2014 11:17 PM

love this piece – great job

-- Greg Simon

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#9 posted 03-16-2014 02:31 AM

LOVE salvaged wood and that top really does it justice. Nice work.

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

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