|Forum topic by jaysonic||posted 04-26-2013 03:23 AM||717 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
04-26-2013 03:23 AM
So, first picture: These two pieces are going to be my legs. They are, at present, 35” tall and 2’ round. First question: How do I get the bark off, and only the bark off, without damaging the rest? What you see is how I got them, from my sisters husband who works for a telephone pole company.
Third, fourth, fifth and sixth pictures are the pieces I will be using for the tabletop. They are old growth fir (I believe) from a demolition job where I live. They are old growth from 1903 – they were part of the only building that withstood the great fire from the 1930’s on the island where I live (it burned down the whole of china town, the largest china town at the time, I believe – so I will most definitely have a piece of history in my house). I think I’ll get a burning pen and inscribe something on the underside of the table about the wood – I’m also going to put a picture of the original building on the wall where the table will sit.
NOW: to my next question. I will be joining 8 pieces together, to get a total of 48” wide. I think I’m going to make the top 10’ long. I want the legs to be easily removable, since each of them must weigh a few hundred pounds, at LEAST!, not to mention how heavy the top is going to be. Here is a photo from Nick Offerman in fine woodworking issue #222:
Would you say this is the best way to secure my legs? I will obviously have to move my table in 3 pieces anytime I move. If you don’t think this is the best way, or you have any other ideas, please…I’m all ears! My goal is also to try and keep the top as thick as possible. I plan on making a bench along one side as well. Whoop whoop!
Well, thank you for looking, hope to hear any and all suggestions…assume I know nothing (I probably know nothing anyways), and fire away! Thanks guys!