Farm Table Build Along - FINISHED!!
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Hey all,

John's (Belle City Woodworking) beautiful table over at the Daily Bench thread got me motivated to start a thread about a table I'm making.  

My wife wants a long table for family dinners.  Somewhere near 9ft long and about 38 inches wide.  We looked at some pictures of different styles, and decided on a simple looking farm table.

We live on an old farm.  A few years ago, I built a desk out of reclaimed lumber, all from the farm.  It turned out nice, so now we're going bigger!  I'm going to try and make it entirely from wood found on the farm.

I've been looking at this beam for years.  It was just sitting unused in the rafters.  It's a 4" by 6" and 19 feet long!  Just a few blemishes.  I'll be able to get all of the legs from it.

   


The beam has "1938 Hank E."  Painted on the side.  That's interesting, because the previous owner was named Henry, and his last name started with 'E'.  But we were told that they didn't move to the farm until the late 1940's.    Maybe just a coincidence??

   


Here's the material for the table top.  9 ft long, and some are 18" wide!   They were used as walls in the granary building. I removed a few of the walls so that I could use the building as a garden shed. 

   


More to come!
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  Re: Farm Table Build Along - FINISHED!! by camp10 (Hey all, John's (...)
Cool!  Keep sharing.

What species are those slabs for the top?  Looks like there's plenty of character for a table with loads of visual interest.
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  Re: Farm Table Build Along - FINISHED!! by camp10 (Hey all, John's (...)
Cool

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  Re: Farm Table Build Along - FINISHED!! by camp10 (Hey all, John's (...)
Awesome. I'm in....... Big Grin
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  Re: Farm Table Build Along - FINISHED!! by camp10 (Hey all, John's (...)
Great material to start with!  That table is going to look fantastic!

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  Re: Farm Table Build Along - FINISHED!! by camp10 (Hey all, John's (...)
Seriously interested  Yes 
I will be doing some similar things upcoming  Smirk
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  Re: Farm Table Build Along - FINISHED!! by camp10 (Hey all, John's (...)
Looking forward to following the progress on the farm table.
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  Re: Farm Table Build Along - FINISHED!! by camp10 (Hey all, John's (...)
Cool! It's fun using lumber with history.

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  Re: Farm Table Build Along - FINISHED!! by camp10 (Hey all, John's (...)
Good looking inspector you have on the job there. Smile
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  Re: RE: Farm Table Build Along by WxMan (Cool!  Keep sharing....)
(02-09-2019, 10:40 AM)WxMan Wrote: Cool!  Keep sharing.

What species are those slabs for the top?  Looks like there's plenty of character for a table with loads of visual interest.

I think they are pine.   You can still see the saw marks.  That must have been quite the saw.
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