Pecky Cypress Table

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Project by TROUT posted 09-17-2014 05:02 PM 5245 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

BIL gave me some sawed pecky cypress from an old house beam, that along with some 100 year old cypress studs and rafters, it didn’t take long to figure out what to do with it. This replaced an old rusty patio set we got right before Hurricane Rita. I tung oiled it and sprayed it with 4 coats of Helmsman UV resistant spar urethane.

Does anybody know what can be used to fill the pecking of the wood, it’s getting to be a pain to get keep all of the dirt out. I thought about a glass top, but I don’t think that would be a very good idea on an outside table with young grandkids over.

Any help would be appreciated.

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#1 posted 09-17-2014 06:00 PM

That’s a really nice trestle table, great work. That figure in the wood really caught my eye, never saw anything like it before. Seems like a shame to fill those voids in the wood, goes against the natural beauty of the “pecking”. I think a tempered glass top would be the way to go, keeps the voids clean and doesn’t hide them. Then put some thick place masts where the grandchildren use it, that should be safe.

-- "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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#2 posted 09-17-2014 06:55 PM

Oldtool, thanks for the kind words, I was not wanting to fill them were they could not be seen, I was thinking something like a clear bar top epoxy resin. I’m just not sure if it would stick to the existing finish.

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#3 posted 09-17-2014 07:50 PM

I’d leave it. Looks cool the way it is. If its outside, just spray it off with the hose.

-- Billy, Florence SC

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