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Project by loupitou06 posted 01-22-2020 05:59 AM 353 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi,

When we built our house I had to cut trees, we didn’t want these to end up as mulch so I had them slabbed at a local sawmill who did a fantastic job and got me enough wood for many projects. In particular they milled out of the largest laurel oak 2 slabs about 3in thick, 32in wide and over 10ft long.

I waited patiently for 3 years and got rewarded with some of the nicest oak I have ever seen.

Of course the slabs were too big for my jointer/planner or even table saw. So I first build a CNC router on my outfeed table (see post here: https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/413158) and used it to mill the slabs one by one flat and cut a recess for the legs to sit in. I borrowed a Festool tracksaw to cut one straight edge on each slab – glue jointed them with dominos for alignment.

My dad helped my thru out the process and was particularity helpful to move the large slabs around but also to help me weld the stainless feet (he is a welder by trade and taught me to weld)

The finish was many layers of epoxy to fill the voids and stabilize the wood, followed by 8 layers of epiphane marine varnish. The last coat was satin and made all the difference (see the last gloss coat on last picture)

I enlisted a group of friends and rented a drywall cart to move this beast from the shop to the patio. The table turned out very nice, the wood is gorgeous and my kids can dance on it all day!

Thanks for watching

Pierre

-- 100 fois sur le metier remettez votre ouvrage





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 01-22-2020 02:06 PM

That is a beautiful table and that you used the wood from your own place, priceless. Nice work!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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pottz

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#2 posted 01-22-2020 03:28 PM

beautiful table and with the ss legs that should last a couple life times.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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swirt

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#3 posted 01-23-2020 02:32 AM

Simply beautiful. Love the look of the laurel oak. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#4 posted 01-25-2020 07:27 PM

Very nice job on the slab. Yes, no doubt its very sturdy.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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