Rustic Dining Table

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Project by PapaP posted 03-16-2021 04:22 PM 662 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here a rustic table with benches that I built a couple of weeks ago.

-- PapaP

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#1 posted 03-16-2021 10:40 PM

That’s a beefy table! Suitable for engine rebuilds as well, I assume? Love the rustic look…

-- Bstrom

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#2 posted 03-17-2021 09:42 AM

Wow that is heavy duty. Nice table

-- Petey

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#3 posted 03-17-2021 10:47 PM

Very Nice! I struggle with rustic pieces because I always want to joint and plane things square but then you lose the rustic feel. How does one get around this? Thanks

-- Jim, SE PA

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#4 posted 03-18-2021 02:55 AM

Honestly Jim, in this situation the customer went to the mill and met with them to find the pieces for this build and explained to me in detail exactly how she wanted the table to look. But normally, when building pieces that I am going to sell as an inventory type build,I think I kinda let the wood decide what the end result should be. Sounds weird. But true.

-- PapaP

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#5 posted 03-18-2021 02:29 PM

Many years ago, I built a very similar table with rough sawn spruce bought directly from a mill. I planed and edge joined the planks for the top. I was pretty green at the time and so was the wood. After a year or so, there were 1/4” gaps between the planks. I draw filed the glue from between the planks. Still looked fine (very rustic) even with the gaps, but I certainly got a lesson in using wood that wasn’t fully dry! Great looking table.

-- Darrel

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#6 posted 03-18-2021 03:00 PM

Hello Foghorn..I was fortunate that this timber had been dry for many many many years. Hopefully, it stays put lol.

But you know, about 10 years ago I built a church-style pew for my wife. I used pine slabs that were freshly milled. The slabs were 24in wide. I let them “DRY” for about a month in my shop. To this day the pew has not warped, cracked, or pulled. I guess I’ll chalk it up to dumb luck. I will post it my projests.

-- PapaP

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#7 posted 03-20-2021 02:41 AM

Looks like a table and bench set-up that would take a lot of abuse. Great job. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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