The "No Hurry" table

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 02-19-2015 12:21 PM 3385 views 3 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few of you know that I got married. She mentioned at the reception that my family was coming for dinner on her birthday. I had sold all the furniture we were using at a show the week before, so we had no table for them to eat off of. She had told me “no hurry building us a table”. Oh yeah, her birthday is in 2 weeks. The table top I had started during the show just to have a table to display things on. I really wanted to make much fancier legs, but life was not going to give me that much time. Mistakes were made and will be corrected in the future. The foot plate needs to be longer at each end is the main one. Made of Beetle Kill Pine. It’s 6’6” long, 32” wide and 32” tall. The table top is 1-1/2” thick. I actually think I would make it slightly thicker in the future.

Note – There are no live edges anywhere on it.

Thanks for reading. All comments and suggestions are welcome.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 02-19-2015 12:39 PM

Beautiful table Monte, and best wishes for you and your new bride!

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#2 posted 02-19-2015 12:40 PM

Looking good as always! A table that size would take me a month minimum, realistically 3 months with all my procrastination and beers.

-- Measure twice, cut once, cut again for good measure.

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#3 posted 02-19-2015 12:41 PM

Beautiful table, Monte! No live edge, huh? Was that difficult to wrap your brain around? I think she’s got your number. Heeheehee, no hurry… Good thing you do not move at the speed of Randy!

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 02-19-2015 12:45 PM

A full 8/4 thick top would be awesome….and heavy.
If I were to do anything to the footplate, I’d make it a bit wider….maybe an inch or so longer, but not much.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#5 posted 02-19-2015 12:46 PM

No I didn’t know you were recently wed but congratulations. Been wondering where you been. That explains it. Nice looking table by the way. Best wishes for you and the new wife.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#6 posted 02-19-2015 12:55 PM

Great lookin’ table.
The real question though…. Does the new wifey like it???
‘cause ya know what they say….
Happy wife…. happy life.
I hope you are both not only happy, but ecstatic!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#7 posted 02-19-2015 01:13 PM

Beautiful Monte! I could see myself sitting at this table eatin a big ole bowl o icecream. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#8 posted 02-19-2015 01:13 PM

Great looking table, Momte

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#9 posted 02-19-2015 01:14 PM

”Note – There are no live edges anywhere on it.”
And an audible ”GASP” is heard from the crowd :-)

I must be “out of the loop”, because I also didn’t realize you had recently tied the knot. CONGRATS to you both, and NICE TABLE too!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#10 posted 02-19-2015 01:21 PM

Very fine work Monte. Congratulation to you and your wife.
Sure glad she likes Beetle Kill Pine, or does she.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 02-19-2015 01:27 PM

Simple, straightforward, functional, and beautiful to boot! Sure do love that beetle kill pine.

Congrats on beginning your new life with your new bride. What a wonderful journey you have ahead!


-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#12 posted 02-19-2015 01:33 PM

that’s a great looking table Monte, thanks for the great work, and time and the rush on getting it finished on time was a plus too! nice job!

-- James,Alabama,

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#13 posted 02-19-2015 01:41 PM

Beautiful table. You do nice work. Congratulations and happy birthday to the bride.

-- Do something nice for me and I'll say thanks. Do something nice for my children and I'll be your friend forever.

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#14 posted 02-19-2015 02:11 PM

Can’t believe you created that in such a short time! I agree the footplate needs to be wider with maybe tapered ends? Enjoy the family get together. With Leana cooking, it should be special!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#15 posted 02-19-2015 02:39 PM

Congratulations Monte! Hope the dinner goes well on the new table.

-- Paul, Duvall, WA

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