Barn Door Farm Table

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Project by SugarbeatCo posted 09-16-2016 04:44 PM 1776 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is a farm table made from a clients barn door. He says he must have opened and closed this door a million times as a kid, in and out to milk the cows 3 times a day. The legs apron and frame around the door is made from Knotty Alder ( to match the cabinets). Chairs to come.

-- Always one more tool away from being an excellent woodworker...

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#1 posted 09-16-2016 04:55 PM

That’s a good looking table. The story only adds to it. I’m sure your client appreciates being able to preserve some of that childhood like that.

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#2 posted 09-16-2016 04:58 PM

good memories for the owner
nice table

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#3 posted 09-17-2016 01:35 AM

Nice. How did you allow for wood movement?

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#4 posted 09-17-2016 01:54 AM

Nice. How did you allow for wood movement?

- cooltimbers

Well from the picture you may not be able to tell but the barn door is actually loose fitting tongue and groove planks, the table being built at our highest average yearly moisture levels. I have no worries about wood movement pushing the table top frame apart or buckling in the planks themselves. As far as the joinery I have pinned mortise and tenons on the apron and legs, the table top is floating in the frame built around and attached to a plywood backer. The frame surrounding the table top is just keyed miter joints. I used these to attach the table top and frame to the legs and aprons leaving ample room in the grooves for movement although I dont anticipate much movement from the plywood.

-- Always one more tool away from being an excellent woodworker...

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#5 posted 09-22-2016 01:12 AM

Looks wonderful, thank you for sharing

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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