my new kitchen table

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Project by spinout posted 10-06-2011 09:53 AM 2498 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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okay, first time posting a project, so hopefully it comes up okay.
anyway….the table. i guess you could call it my first project. it’s just the top that i made, and it’s reclaimed fir of some sort, atleast that’s what the guy at the mill said. they were giant beams that held up floor joists in a warehouse that burnt down. i was able to get a giant trailer load for free, so….here we are.
we took some of the beams in and had them cut down to 1 and 2” by 12”-ish wide and about 10’ long. the thumbnail pic is a b4 pic….if you wanna call it that.
there isn’t much to the table…..3 planks biscuited and glued together, with a 4” border around it. stained and poly’d. nothing special. but i did learn a few things….or maybe notice a few things is a better term.
1. the areas i sanded more didn’t take stain near as well.
2. i have a tough time getting straight and square edges
3. account for cupping of the wide planks….it made the mitres of the border kinda off

the table base was an old library table we picked up at an auction. ripped the top off, sanded it down and stained/poly’d the same as the new top. different species so it doesn’t exactly match, but the new store bought chairs are off a tad too….so we’re okay with it.

up next is an entertainment center…....i’m a little lost on how to go about, so you’ll be seeing lots of questions from me.

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#1 posted 10-06-2011 11:01 AM

Nice work and congrats on your first post! Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 10-06-2011 12:43 PM

Where you sand more it closes up the pores of the wood and it won’t take stain. Also if the wood was burnt. Table looks good though. Good work!

-- Josh- What you put in determines what you get out.

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#3 posted 10-06-2011 01:39 PM

Looks great! Thanks for posting.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 10-06-2011 03:35 PM

I like rustic free Is good try gell stain on that type of wood. welcome! to Lj’s

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#5 posted 10-06-2011 03:44 PM

Everybody starts somewhere. This is a good place. Welcome.

-- David in Palm Bay, FL

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#6 posted 10-06-2011 04:07 PM

Beautiful! Nice work. Thanks for sharing.

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#7 posted 10-19-2011 05:00 PM

You probably wouldnt believe me, but if you were to try and sell you table, you could get 800 to 1200 dollars easy. I think it looks great. More like a farm table that a lot of folks are looking for now. Good job.

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#8 posted 10-19-2011 05:11 PM

I like the rustic look and that’s a nice rustic table.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 10-20-2011 01:44 AM

Try using a blotch control before you stain again. Don’t over sand.

-- Life is good.

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