Farmer's table

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Project by Bearded1 posted 12-07-2016 01:06 AM 1007 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had to build a larger table for thanksgiving. Got it done just in time!

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#1 posted 12-07-2016 02:41 AM

It looks good and it is big.

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

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#2 posted 12-07-2016 03:14 AM

Great work! Will last you lifetime. Are those curvy black marks sawmill marks or grain? Epoxy finish? Sorry just assuming

-- Ash @ touchwoodarts

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#3 posted 12-07-2016 01:44 PM

Thanks, it’s 9’0” long and 40” wide. The pine boards are circular sawn from a local mill and turned out exactly as I was hoping. I have found that the poly finish is a little soft so I think I might try a marine finish for a little more protection. I used biscuits every six inches (a little overkill) but should hold for a while. I stained the surface with a dark stain sanded and then stained again with a lighter stain. I really wanted the saw marks to pop. The frame is oak and I put a coat of black paint then red paint distressed it stained the exposed wood then a few coats of poly. Thanks for looking.

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#4 posted 12-07-2016 07:56 PM

I have found that the poly finish is a little soft so I think I might try a marine finish for a little more protection.

Marine varnishes are actually softer than indoor finishes so that they can move with the wood a little better in a changing outdoor environment. Oil base poly is about the hardest finish there is.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#5 posted 12-07-2016 08:43 PM

I use polycrylic on my tables. It may be softer…..but…..if it scratches it is easily touched up.
My project are rustic looking so scratches are really an extra bonus.
I really do like satin polycrylic for what Im building .
I have only had one client that didnt like the finish….she would take her fingernail and make a dent…SEE IT IS SOFT ! “Crazy Bitch never paid me for 3 weeks work either”...she knew it all !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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