10 ft sycamore dining table

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Project by jcsterling posted 11-26-2017 02:16 PM 1953 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

10 ft single slab sycamore dining table 50 ” wide . This was the first of two tables that i made from 2 16’ sycamore slabs i purchased in 2016. Anyone who has worked sycamore know that it can have a mind of its own. It did develop a little crown after i flattened it but after the second time around it decided to behave. Finish is odies oil which really made the curl figure pop

-- John , Central PA , on facebook:!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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#1 posted 11-26-2017 02:18 PM


-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-26-2017 02:19 PM

beautiful job, the oil finish is spectacular,

(I like the way it is wall mounted also)

-- nice recovery, They should pay extra for that mistake, Eric E.

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#3 posted 11-26-2017 02:22 PM

Thanks eric, tried to rotate but it didnt work out for me.

-- John , Central PA , on facebook:!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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#4 posted 11-26-2017 02:31 PM

It the best use of Sycamore that I have ever seen. Very lovely sir.

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#5 posted 11-26-2017 03:26 PM

Nice table, That must have been quite an impressive tree. Sorry to see it go but now it lives on and can be enjoyed every day.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 11-26-2017 03:33 PM

Spectacular work.

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#7 posted 11-26-2017 04:50 PM

Very nice table, how many coats of oil did you use, and did you sand any of the coats into the top?

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

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#8 posted 11-26-2017 05:36 PM

Always impressed when someone tackles a project with such challenging dimensions. Table looks great, well done.

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#9 posted 11-26-2017 06:27 PM

This is an outstanding table.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 11-26-2017 08:52 PM

Another one well done JC!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#11 posted 11-26-2017 11:43 PM

Beautiful! I’ve had some sycamore slabs drying for a couple of years now that I also plan on making a dining room table with.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#12 posted 11-26-2017 11:58 PM

Randy_Atx you will definately need to get that in a kiln. Sycamore moves like crazy. These slabs were 3 1/4 thick . I managed to get them to 2 1/2” and then had to go bsck and flatten again after that to get it to 2”

-- John , Central PA , on facebook:!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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