Dinning Table out of 1860 era timbers

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Project by David posted 07-20-2015 01:57 PM 3172 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this dinning table for my daughter & son in-law. It is 42” wide by 96” long and 31” tall. It is made of Yellow Pine that was reclaimed from a barn that was built in 1860 in South Eastern Massachusetts. Finished with 10 coats of boiled Linseed oil. The legs are in inspired by my daughters Herman Miller chairs.

-- "A man that works with his hands, knows his soul" " Have Fun, Go Fast, and Take Chances for Christ's Sake!!"

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#1 posted 07-20-2015 02:43 PM

Thats a beauty! It just makes you want to sit right down and enjoy a meal with family and friends.

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#2 posted 07-20-2015 02:44 PM

Great table and gift.

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#3 posted 07-20-2015 08:10 PM

Beautiful table with lots of character … surely a one of a kind gift

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#4 posted 07-21-2015 12:34 AM

Wonderful table David. You took some old gnarly looking timbers and turned them into a beautiful and very useful piece of furniture. Well done.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#5 posted 07-21-2015 09:48 PM

Love the warmth of the piece. wow 10 coats of BLO!! How long did it take to cure to get the final finsh you wanted? did you do anything special to speed it up with extra japan drier?

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#6 posted 07-30-2015 02:01 AM

DrDirt the first 2 coats were hot oil applied 120 -140 degrees heated in a double boiler setup. Coats 3-7 was room temperature and let the oil set 24 hours between coats. The last 3 coats room temperature with japan drier. then buffed with a wool pad by hand. Thanks for your comments

-- "A man that works with his hands, knows his soul" " Have Fun, Go Fast, and Take Chances for Christ's Sake!!"

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