Heritage Coffee Table

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Project by Buke27 posted 08-04-2014 02:42 PM 1662 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally finished!! This project is very close to my heart. It is made from some old pine I reclaimed from a church pew left in my Grand dad’s shop after he passed away a few years back. The legs are from an old cast iron piece of equipment called a mat caster used in the family newspaper business years and years ago. Below is a link where my dad explains its use.

The construction was a lot of fun. You can see from the pictures that the wood has a lot of character. I had to use a butterfly spline to keep the split in the top from spreading. It also has a lot of wormholes which I filled with a mixture of charcoal powder and CA glue. I wanted it to look like it could be newsprint ink and I’m pretty happy with the result. The top is connected with a double mortise on each side that mates up with the legs. I also added an angle iron support to give it more strength. Finish is nothing but General Finishes wipe on poly gel and then buffed with paste wax. Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 08-04-2014 03:24 PM

Very nice Buke. Nice job on the butterfly.

-- Mark

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Tim Royal

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#2 posted 08-05-2014 04:18 AM

Great piece, and a great story to go with it.

-- -Tim Royal -"Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton

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