Barnwood Island Top

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Project by Sawdustonmyshoulder posted 01-08-2018 10:00 PM 1831 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built an island top for a customer. She contacted me after I posted a picture of a truckload of circular sawn oak from a barn that was been turn down.

The boards were originally about 8 inches wide. I ripped the boards in half because they had a cup in them. I did this to minimize the effect of the cupping on the final project because it was going to need to be sanded since they wood was so rough.

I made up a sample board of the degrees of sanding so my customer could choose how much she wanted the island top sanded.

The boards were an inch thick so I attached strips on the side and the end that were 1-1/2 inch wide and 3/4 inch thick. I glued on the pieces that were running with the grain but only glued about 9 inches of the middle of the strip that was to be attached to the crossgrain end. I attached the strips to the remaining end grain section with screws and allowed for the inevitable wood movement.

The moisture content of the wood was about 12% so I didn’t miter the corners but treated them more like a breadboard end.

After sanding the boards, I finished them with 4 coats of Waterlox Original Sealer/Finisher.

Thank you for your comments.

-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.

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#1 posted 01-09-2018 12:37 AM

Nice work.

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#2 posted 01-09-2018 03:45 AM

That’s great! Good thoughts on wood movement.

-- Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

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#4 posted 01-09-2018 01:08 PM

I love this!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#5 posted 01-09-2018 06:15 PM

You did a beautiful job on this cabinetry.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 01-16-2018 06:52 PM

Great use of reclaimed wood finish looks killer

-- Joel, Poway

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