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Project by sulphurcreekcustoms posted 10-04-2020 09:52 AM 1090 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Large and very heavy farm table. 100% reclaimed lumber from an old family barn. Teak oil, boiled linseed oil for finish. Approx 80”x32” and 300 lbs +\-

-- Chad Smith, SULPHUR CREEK CUSTOMS-Kettle, KY





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BurlyBob

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#1 posted 10-04-2020 05:42 PM

Man, that is one big beefy table. Almost has a medieval look to it.

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#2 posted 10-04-2020 06:22 PM

Awesome table! I have wanted to build a table like this for a while but I don’t have the room. BurlyBob is right it, it does look Medieval with the Iron strap. Nice job!

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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mikeacg

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#3 posted 10-04-2020 07:42 PM

Big and beautiful! Is it just a strap or a small channel (for strength)?
I really like the look!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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#4 posted 10-04-2020 08:06 PM

Beautiful. Nice style and craftsmanship.

-- -Jim, "Nothing says poor craftsmanship more than wrinkles in your duck tape"

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#5 posted 10-05-2020 12:08 AM

Awesome job. I like the metal strap detail.

-- RKWoods

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#6 posted 10-05-2020 02:18 AM

NIce work. It is a nice design.

I am curious about the combining BLO and Teak oil. Was it a mixture or did you apply them in separate steps, and why? Teak oil is not really a defined thing… sometimes its BLO, sometimes Tung, sometimes its other stuff.

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

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sulphurcreekcustoms

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#7 posted 10-05-2020 07:56 PM

Thanks for all the great comments. The straps are for strength, it is going to live outdoors.
Many companies make a product called teak oil. Not enough cans of it were available, so after the initial flood of teak oil, I used blo.

-- Chad Smith, SULPHUR CREEK CUSTOMS-Kettle, KY

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swirt

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#8 posted 10-06-2020 01:32 AM

Cool. Thanks for the explanation.

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

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sulphurcreekcustoms

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#9 posted 05-05-2021 09:00 PM


Big and beautiful! Is it just a strap or a small channel (for strength)?
I really like the look!

- mikeacg


Hi, thanks for the compliment. When the table was commissioned, I was told it would live outdoors as a gathering table. I cringed at the effects weather would have on it. Cut a channel just deep enough that the top of my carriage bolts would be flush with the top of the table. I used the iron strapping top and bottom to hopefully mitigate any twisting, warping, pulling apart, etc that the weather would cause. When I delivered it, the person loved it enough that she moved it into her dining room. It was actually a gift from one sister to another as a keepsake since it was built using reclaimed lumber from their father’s barn. I’m just about to begin on one for the other sister now. Thanks again.

-- Chad Smith, SULPHUR CREEK CUSTOMS-Kettle, KY

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