Working with recycled timber #59: Flooring Table top Finished Sanded and Sealed Not quite !!

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 05-27-2016 05:38 AM 2065 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 58: Flooring Table top secondary edges finished sanded and sealed Part 59 of Working with recycled timber series Part 60: Ben Clark Memorial »

The old commercial saying Wait there is more! comes to mind.

Well I didnt like the look of the TGTT edges showing end grain and the join so I decided to add a finishing edge.

I used Tassie Oak cut into strips mitered and rounded over to do the job.

I started with the end and cut the timber to match the table rather than measure and cut.

This activity took all day glueing sections in, applying clamps, allowing the glue to dry enough to remove the clamps then continue on with the next piece

Eventually I got them done.

Once these were dry I sanded the glue away and rounded over the edges with a router to remove the brutal sharp corners.

a light sand and its looking a lot better

The light is starting to beat me but here is the final picture

Well I am happier now so I can assure you it is now in fact finished blog wise.

The timber flooring is Blackbutt, a species grown in and suppied from Northern NSW in the New England region

Blackbutt Eucalyptus pilularis
Description: A large hardwood that grows from Bega in NSW to Maryborough in QLD. The heartwood is a pale yellow brown which commonly has pin hole borer and gum streak. Commonly shows surface checking after drying.

Tough to work but polishes very well.
Applications: Mostly flooring and F27 structural hardwood. Currently being used much more for a range of furniture applications.
Availability: Very good
Hardness: Janka 9.1 900kg/m3 – Very hard.
Durability: Good for outdoor use

Information sourced from Monaro Timber 16-20 Kealman Rd Queanbeyan NSW

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 05-27-2016 05:54 AM

COOL edging… Makes it!

COOL clamps!!

COOL table top!

COOL work!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#2 posted 05-27-2016 11:04 AM

Nice. That final frame made a real difference.

Looks good ROb

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#3 posted 05-28-2016 09:07 AM

Rob, the edging is a great choice. It frames the other work and gives a finished look. It should also be more comfortable on your arms as you sit at the table. Nice work.

-- Big Al in IN

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#4 posted 05-28-2016 06:27 PM

This came out really beautiful Robert. Super work!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 05-30-2016 09:53 PM

Those clamps are something special Rob and do a great job in that application….well done!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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