California Redwood Table

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Project by JDWilliams posted 08-17-2014 05:56 PM 3585 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

California redwood, reclaimed ambrosia maple and reclaimed black walnut from a barn in Tennessee table. Starting to build out my Etsy Store…. ( ).

Majority of the wood is redwood and in fact is made from fencing material. I planed each slat down to 1/2” using my Dewalt Planer and RIDGID Jointer and then made three layers by crossing boards at 90 degrees. Hopefully this will prevent warping. Legs are removable via the normal apron intersections.

Initial sanding was done using my new RIDGID 6” orbital sander. I got much better results this time. My last table was made using a 1/4” sheet sander and the surface had visible waves when I was finished. The top was wet sanded with a hand rubbed polyurethane and then waxed with Johnson’s paste wax. All in all a very fun project. Can’t wait for someone to buy this one so I can create the next…

-- J.D. Williams

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#1 posted 08-17-2014 08:25 PM

Thats a good looking table!I wish barns were made from timber round these parts!I love when somebody take old rough looking wood and turns in into something beautiful!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain

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#2 posted 08-18-2014 02:44 AM

JD – I absolutely love that table! Beautiful job!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#3 posted 08-18-2014 03:47 AM

Wow! That’s beautiful. I live in Tennessee and I’ve never seen a barn like this!!!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#4 posted 08-18-2014 09:27 PM

That’s a truly marvelous. Well executed. Way to go.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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