Live Edge Dining Table

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Project by bowtie posted 02-08-2013 09:20 PM 3300 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Dining table built for a new home with cedars cut and sawn from their property. We also sawed 6×6 post for their porch columns ( wish I had taken pictures when we delivered the table ).
Table top is approximately 84”x32”. Legs are 4”x4” fluted and tapered. Aprons are 2”x 6” arched to 3.5” for legroom. Mortise and tenon joinery legs to aprons. Top is secured by little noogie blocks of poplar to grooves in the aprons so it can expand and contract. This is my first load of cedar dried in my solar kiln, yippee!
Thanks for looking,

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#1 posted 02-08-2013 09:24 PM

Beautiful work. Awesome table.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 02-08-2013 10:06 PM

nice job

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#3 posted 02-08-2013 11:36 PM

Love the table and glad to hear the kiln is doing its job for you.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 02-09-2013 12:01 AM

if you really want to make me envious , bring out the red cedar…you did a beautiful job, the fluted legs bring an heir of fancy, mixed with rustic…so i would call this one fancy rustic table..i love it…ive got some really fat cedars that are close to the chopping block..and ready to be milled, i just might have to make a smaller one of these for my house…stay tuned, you have wet my appetite…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 02-09-2013 12:07 AM

That’s pretty.

I have a 4’ log I’ve been meaning to slab up and needed a reason… this just may be it!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#6 posted 02-09-2013 02:17 AM

That turned out just beautiful with a lot of cool design features. I love all the knots and sapwood. And the fact that you went from tree to table makes it EXTRA special in my book!How did you finish it?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 02-09-2013 04:28 AM

beautiful the cedar.thanks for sharing.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#8 posted 02-09-2013 08:54 AM

Great job!! like the detail on the legs

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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#9 posted 02-09-2013 12:34 PM

gfadvm- Andy, legs and apron have a coat of zinsler shellac sanding sealer and 2 coats of rustoleum waterbased semigloss poly. The top has 2 coats of shellac lightly sanded and 7 coats of poly applied by brush. Than sanded lightly 150-320 grits and rubbed out 4 times with a 0000 synthetic pad and wax. Gives a glowing, deep satin finish.
Thanks for the looks and comments,

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#10 posted 02-09-2013 09:09 PM

Cedar has recently become one of my favorite woods. Nice job on the table. So this is a stand up buffet? Just kidding. Where are you hiding the chairs??? That would be interesting to see.

-- "Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." Frank LLoyd Wright

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#11 posted 02-11-2013 10:26 PM

Great looking cedar table! The live edge gives it a nice, rustic look, and the fluted legs add a bit of elegance. Overall, a nice balance!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#12 posted 05-13-2013 11:03 AM

Nice work.Cedar wood is durable.A beautiful dining table is good choice when it comes to bringing a fresh look to dining area.You want the dining table to look good in the dining room and flow nicely with the rest of the homes theme or style.

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