Barnwood Pedestal Table

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Project by Vic Vanderkooi posted 12-24-2015 02:50 AM 1162 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Some friends and I tore down an old barn in eastern North Carolina. The story was that it was about 150 years old. It was all made of pine, not surprising since that is the most prevalent wood in this area. A friend asked me to make him a sturdy, rustic round table. This was the result.

-- Vic (The Silent Woodworker)

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#1 posted 12-24-2015 03:56 AM

Wow, that looks amazing!!! What all type of joinery did you use in this piece?

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#2 posted 12-24-2015 04:57 AM

Great reuse, stout looking table.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#3 posted 12-24-2015 04:02 PM

Looks really ‘beefy’ and should last a very long time. The base even gives the ‘look’ of old barn beams. Well done.

-- Ron, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#4 posted 12-24-2015 08:50 PM

That looks like a piece that will last forever, very nice. I have to ask though, how did you get it to stick to the wall? (shameless joke I know)

-- Don't be upset by the results you didn't get with the work you didn't do.

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#5 posted 12-24-2015 11:22 PM

Thank you all for the kudos. I am working on the project-stuck-to-wall issue. I currently have no clue how to fix that. Maybe gorilla glue.

-- Vic (The Silent Woodworker)

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#6 posted 12-28-2015 06:28 PM


Thank you for asking. I purposely used several different joinery types on this project. I most often work with raw, live edge wood and don’t get many chances to use traditional joinery.

- For the “feet” I used a half-lap joint re-enforced with glue and lag bolts.

- For the center post, (my fav part) I had to make a post since I did not have a 6×6 handy. I used 4 2×6s that I cut at 45 deg on both sides. Glued them up and Bob’s your uncle.

- Moving up I dado’d the top of the post to accept the cross-brace.

- The cross brace was a piece of white oak that I milled, shaped, and bolted to the underside of the table top. I used screw inserts and bolts on this piece so that the top could be removed if needed for delivery.

- The angle braces were just cut to length, angles cut and lag bolted in place. I did have to dado the two of the braces in order to accept the cross-brace.

- Now for my least fav part. I joined the top using Kreg Joints. I someday hope to have a domino jointer but that is still way out of my line of sight. (secretly I wish they were not made by Festool, not a fan).

I hope this answered your question. Thank you again for asking.

—Vic (The Silent Woodworker)

-- Vic (The Silent Woodworker)

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#7 posted 12-31-2015 10:35 PM

Greg should love this Table. Looks awesome as usual

-- Winning the Hearts and Minds one measurement at a time

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