Kitchen table made from Johnny Cash's Cherry Lumber

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Project by louxwe posted 11-06-2014 04:13 PM 2292 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I have this guy here who gets reclaimed barn wood and he got some special cherry lumber that was harvested and milled by Johnny Cash on his farm. It was found in an abandoned shed decades later. So I used this stuff to make a new kitchen table for my wife’s birthday gift. Took a while and almost ran out of wood but it turned out really nice and has a good simple rustic look we were going for. Used finger joints on the table skirt with pocket screws to hold it together and then the legs have a small ledge cut on them so the outside faces of the legs actually sit under the table skirt a bit helping to hold everything together and pulling the legs outside towards the edges a bit more. Finish was just a bunch of coats of poly.

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#1 posted 11-06-2014 05:45 PM

A great looking table and beautiful wood with an interesting past.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 11-06-2014 06:16 PM

Nice Cherry. I like the ‘rough’ picture too.

-- "When it comes to working on stuff, buying more tools usually helps" - Matthew Eye

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#3 posted 11-06-2014 08:44 PM

Nice job, looks good!

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#4 posted 11-07-2014 02:09 AM

You lucky duck, love anything with a back story, great looking table!

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#5 posted 11-07-2014 06:01 AM

Extremely gorgeous table out of one of my favorite woods!
Thanks for sharing this with us!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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