Blue Tiger Table

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 11-20-2016 09:04 PM 3496 views 4 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I promised myself that I wouldn’t do project posts for a while, though I was doing it too much. But these tables and my best friend Andy changed my mind. From the first time I sprayed the first coat of lacquer I thought it looked like tiger stripes. Basic farmhouse table design with the 2 center sections storing inside the table. It’s 97” long, 43” wide and 31” tall. I used the gear-driven slides to make it easier for 1 person to use. Putting the alignment pins in right was my most difficult task.

A second table going to the same people,

It’s 72” long, 42” wide and 31” tall. Solid top.

Both are Beetle Kill Pine.

Thanks for reading and all comments and suggestions are welcome.

I really am trying to control myself. :-)

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 11-20-2016 09:10 PM

dont talk that way,a day without a pittman project is like a day without will never overload us monte.another beautiful piece,thanks for posting.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 11-20-2016 09:41 PM

Nice work as always bud.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 11-20-2016 09:44 PM

im really glad you decided to post this one, really beautiful….i love this wood, i had it in my home in Alaska, so much can be done with this wood, and you just did one of them, congrats monte

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 11-20-2016 09:48 PM

Very nice monte I’m glad you got it done anencephaly figured out.

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#5 posted 11-20-2016 10:23 PM

Looks quite nice, Monte. As for posting projects, post as many as you like. It’s one of the ways folks like me get new ideas on how things can be made.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#6 posted 11-20-2016 11:56 PM

great looking table Monte!

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#7 posted 11-21-2016 12:00 AM

You are the BKP Guru. That table is unbelievable.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#8 posted 11-21-2016 12:38 AM

Looks like they’d both be at home along side a brindle hide on the wall or floor, Monte! Beautifully done, sir!

-- God bless, Candy

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#9 posted 11-21-2016 12:49 AM

Both are wonderful, but that extending table top is remarkable.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#10 posted 11-21-2016 01:11 AM

Beautiful tables Monte. I always look forward to your projects.

-- AP--I thought growing old would take longer.

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#11 posted 11-21-2016 01:34 AM


I remember when you were struggling and lost your barn. Now I’m seeing you evolve in your own style. I’m thinking you are a happy camper Monte. And you have happy customers. You’re going to have to hire help and just design Monte Pitman furniture pretty soon. :<)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#12 posted 11-21-2016 01:35 AM

Oh yeah…go crazy! LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#13 posted 11-21-2016 02:32 AM

Looks good Monte, I like the leaves storing inside idea. Always ready that way

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#14 posted 11-21-2016 03:05 AM

another beauty , Monte love this one awesome wood grain

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#15 posted 11-21-2016 03:38 AM

That table make a statement. It stands out and is not for the weak heart. Great work Monte.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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