A while ago when my wife and I went to visit Bruce (aka CPLUSWoodworker) and his wife, Bruce asked me why I never post my projects.
So just for Bruce, here you go.
Another friend named Robert is a carpenter. A while ago he built an expensive post and beam house.
When the job was finished quite a few beams were left.
He asked me if I wanted them for fire wood , I said “sure”
So we took my 10’ trailer and we went to pick to pick up the beams.
We loaded what we could but we left quite a few beams which were too long and to heavy for us to load.
When they bought the beams to build the house the beams were already quite old, unused but they had been milled quite a few years back.
The beams are 6×12 and 8×16 , and up to probably 18/20’ long.
Those which I took are between 8 and 10’ long.
A while ago I decided to make a farm table with some of the beams.
I have no idea why since I do not need a table.
I ripped the beams on my Unisaw.
The wood is Douglas Fir and most of it is very nice, clear straight grain but also most of it is very badly cracked due I believe to poor drying condition.
The finished table is 7’2” without the extensions and 10’2” with extensions.
I built a simple base.
I like the knots