Pine Brutalist Table

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Project by Garrito posted 02-11-2021 04:17 PM 618 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table was made from wood cookies > 24” in diameter each. They were cut from a 110-year-old ponderosa pine that had been down approximately two years. There’s several inches of Spalting on the outside that gives it a dark ring effect. I added “Wood Juice” to help keep it from cracking then let it age for a year. I used a router – planer set-up to flatten all the three cookies. To join the cookies a 120 degree angles was cut on each then and joined with large wood biscuits and three large walnut “Dutchman’s (some call butterflies).

The pedestals were also from downed pine trees and were turned on my Powermatic lathe. The style For these pedestals was copied from a 1500-year-old Templar Knight table. The pedestals were treated with my own personal formula of alcohol base of wood treatment.

The surface of the table was finished with three coats of Epoxy. The base was finished with three coats of spar urethane.

It is way less than prefect and everyone will say it id going to crack—who cares I LOVE IT!
I have made them before and had no problem – ( my secret formula and Wood Juice!)

The Style is “Brutalist”

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#1 posted 02-11-2021 04:22 PM

Fantastic looking table! Cracks won’t matter if they do happen. Great piece, super job…......

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 02-11-2021 04:28 PM

Giant wood cookies! I like it.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#3 posted 02-12-2021 02:41 AM

Very clever. Looks great.

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#4 posted 02-12-2021 03:13 AM

Unique design, beautiful work.

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#5 posted 02-12-2021 05:39 PM

Nice looking table. How did you cut them to match up?

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#6 posted 02-14-2021 05:38 PM

Nice looking table. How did you cut them to match up?

- rustynails

I just measured 120° angle in the center of the side of the cookie and cut it by hand with a circular saw. The 120° angle bisect line went through the center of the cookie to make sure that the angle is correct.
And then when initially fit in together I used a power planer to to refine the fit of the joint.

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#7 posted 02-14-2021 07:20 PM

Thanks for the info and the line up…

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