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Project by Cedar Furniture Lodge posted 12-16-2015 05:27 AM 1934 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Coffee table made from planks we milled last week, gotta love the grain in this wood. We have 4 more planks like this one left that would make some great things. First table I have made from our own wood milled up on our new saw mill. The table is 20” wide at the big end and 17” wide at the small end.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#1 posted 12-16-2015 06:00 AM

No old growth available??

That’s one knot filled piece of wood…......................

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 12-16-2015 06:01 AM

That’s to Cool !

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#3 posted 12-16-2015 06:32 AM

Very nice piece of wood! Reminds me a little bit at an really big steak :-)

Thank you for sharing.

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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#4 posted 12-16-2015 12:30 PM

Very nice table, really like the live edge. Red cedar is one of my favorite woods. Love the smell and look.


-- --TCBig "Wisdom is knowing what path to take next. Integrity is taking it!"

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#5 posted 12-16-2015 02:03 PM

Some times exotic clear tropical wood doesn’t hold a candle on knotty local woods. The color and design of the wood in all your projects is stunning. Like the idea that you mill it yourself as I do. We have the western cedar here and the color is not as colorful and is much softer.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 12-16-2015 02:16 PM

That woods looks amazing. Love it. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#7 posted 12-16-2015 02:23 PM

This is a nice looking table.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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Matthew Eye

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#8 posted 12-16-2015 06:49 PM

looks great. did you put a finish on it?

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 12-16-2015 07:26 PM

WOW, what beauty in that cedar. Nice going, Todd.


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 12-16-2015 10:41 PM

That looks great!
Was the log dry when you milled the wood?
Have you gotten any twist in the board? The red cedar I milled twisted on me. It was milled green and air dried.

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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Cedar Furniture Lodge

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#11 posted 12-16-2015 11:28 PM

Thanks for all the comments everyone, I noticed I had a few questions. I was asked if I put a finish on the table; Yes the table has 4 coats of gloss polyurethane on it. I use the oil base not the water base, the oil base helps bring out the colors better in my opinion. Another question was asked was the log dry or green when milled? As a rule I let cedar logs sit for at least 8 months before I mill them, I found that by doing this they have a moisture content of about 7% to 6%. That’s why I try to get a few logs every month so I can keep a rotation of dry wood in my inventory. I am sure there are many who don’t agree with this process or say just buy a kiln, but this works just fine for our little operation. I don’t sell much raw material by choice, I rather just mill a little extra then what I need at a time then to mill up 10 logs at a time. Hope this info has been helpful to all.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#12 posted 12-17-2015 04:11 AM

Great build cedar king!!! Got a farm table build possibly coming up after the first of the year. They want the saw marks to show on the top so I need to get you to come show me how to do that liquid glass finish buddy…will give you a sticker… Lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#13 posted 12-17-2015 12:31 PM

Great job Todd. That timber is absolutely awesome.
Nice mill too. Good luck with it.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#14 posted 12-19-2015 09:10 AM

Great table.always love cedar.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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