Yellow Cedar Table

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Project by kimosawboy posted 11-15-2014 08:33 PM 1762 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last summer I took apart an old picnic table that had been here when we moved in 9 years ago and was starting to collapse. On examination I realized it was yellow cedar that had aged with real character. I book matched and glued together two of the yellow cedar planks. I saw that they were too long for the base so I had the idea to cut them down and then “stitch” the two pieces together with black leather. Stitched wood on a sewing machine base….get it?...:)
On the back side I routed out some channels at 3/4”x5/8” and inserted some ’’splines’’ to connect the two pieces. I also added additional ’’splines’’ to prevent the ends from splitting any more. In total there are 6’‘splines’’ on the back.

The stand is from a New Williams sewing machine that I cleaned up and then applied a new coat of black paint with touches of gold to match the table top.

The height is approximately 28.75”.
The top measures 59.5” long by 17.75” wide and 1 and 1/8” thick.

Any comments are welcome
G Vavra

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#1 posted 11-15-2014 11:26 PM

Very original concept for the stitched top. I just obtained an old sewing machine base for this very purpose . Thanks for the inspiration.

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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#2 posted 11-17-2014 10:22 PM

What a brilliant concept. Superb!

-- "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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