Tables made from 100+ year old Heart Pine

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Project by Todd posted 10-25-2018 07:30 PM 1112 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

TV stand and side table I made for our lake house.

The tops are made from heart pine recovered from my great grandfather’s house when I was a child. Heart pine is generally unavailable now unless it is recovered from old buildings and such. Each inch of width requires 30 years of growth. Most of the planks are 8 to 10 inches wide which means some are from trees that were over 300 years old! This wood would have been harvested in the early 1900s.

The bases are just lumber I jointed and planed square, then glued and screwed together. They are painted with chocolate brown milk paint followed by antique white chalk paint and distressed. The entire piece was finished with Polycrylic water-based polyurethane.

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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#1 posted 10-25-2018 09:13 PM


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#2 posted 10-25-2018 09:25 PM

nice work that heart pine is gorgeous and the fact youve saved a part of family history is the best part.these tables will be handed down for many generations to come.congrats on a special build.

-- 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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#3 posted 10-25-2018 10:52 PM

Nice, like the finish recipe too. That Heart Pine is a show stopper, good on you for the recycle job, looks like it could be good for another 100 years.

Thanks for posting.

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#4 posted 10-26-2018 01:07 AM

Nice remnant from the past. Great that it had family history.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 10-26-2018 03:16 AM

Very Nice Project & Well Done Todd!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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