Heart Pine Harvest Table

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Project by CedarFreakCarl posted 07-04-2009 01:52 AM 12955 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a heart pine harvest table I made for my cousin and his wife. They’ve been building a new home and asked me if I would build them a table for their kitchen eating area. This is actually my very first commission. The wood is 100+ year old heart pine from a store my great grandfather used to own. It measures 6’ x 3’-6” x 30” high. The joints are mortise and tenon. The finish is 7 coats of Waterlox rubbed on and topped off with with Renaissance Wax. This is my first time using Waterlox I think it really brings out the beauty of the old pine. All comments and criticism welcome.

Here’s a few pictures of the last stages of finishing.

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#1 posted 07-04-2009 02:01 AM

Some great looking wood. Nice reclamation and built of the table. Did you make the chairs also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 07-04-2009 02:07 AM

It’s a beauty Carl. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#3 posted 07-04-2009 02:43 AM

Nice work Carl looks fantastic.


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#4 posted 07-04-2009 03:54 AM

Hey Carl this is a great looking table. The old pine is some great looking wood. Your cousin should love it. Great build.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#5 posted 07-04-2009 05:05 AM

Thanks guys! This one was a real tester for me, but well worth the effort. Karson: No I didn’t build the chairs. I really thought the design on them was unique and very pretty. Actually, my cousin said something about replacing them, but I think they go great with the table. Thanks again, ya’ll make it all worth the while.

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#6 posted 07-04-2009 11:54 AM

looks great…very nice…..I use Waterlox allot on doors and floors…great stuff…..well done

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#7 posted 07-04-2009 01:25 PM

Love that heart pine! Great job Carl.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#8 posted 07-04-2009 01:54 PM

Great table from the really beautiful wood.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#9 posted 07-04-2009 03:13 PM

Really nice job, Carl.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 07-04-2009 03:28 PM

nice well made table a real country look well done Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#11 posted 07-05-2009 02:23 AM

Sweet; nice job Carl. I love Antique Heart Pine. The tabletop shows why.


-- Gary, Florida

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#12 posted 02-27-2012 04:02 PM

carl,loved the table.could you tell me what specific kind of waterlox you used.satin or clear etc

-- dan,texas

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#13 posted 03-16-2012 01:23 PM

I used satin.

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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