Shaker Farm Table

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Project by AJVperiodfurniture posted 02-22-2014 12:59 PM 1541 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I built this table as an entry table for barn weddings. I tried to give the illusion of it being very old. I used worn cypress floor boards for the top, cypress base board for the skirts and the legs were joists from an old home, also cypress. The whole table was scrubbed with a mixture of sawdust, red chalk, blue chalk, and ashes from a fire. The the top was shellaced and waxed. The skirts and legs were painted a blueish gray color, then the paint stripped off and waxed several times.

-- AJV Period Furniture

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#1 posted 02-22-2014 02:47 PM

Nice table, looks like an antique for sure. I like the description of your antiquing method, that’s a lot of work, but I may have to try that on a future project.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 02-22-2014 02:57 PM

I like the style and especially the color and finish of the wood. The distinct break in the color from the top to the base is classy. Lots of work, but someone should be proud of this for a long, long time.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#3 posted 02-22-2014 04:54 PM

Nice job on the table. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 02-22-2014 09:18 PM

Nice table, but I want to see more of that shop!

That looks to interesting to ignore.

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