Farmhouse table
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Well it’s been a long time since I posted here. Woodworking was put on the back burner for a number of years as my new hobby of beer brewing took its place. Since we moved to a smaller house two years ago, brewing stopped and I spent my time working in the house. Now that all of the major remodeling is complete, I’ve been working on getting my shop back on order. First project was a farmhouse table. I acquired some old planks from a job I was running about 4 years ago. 2-3/4” thick and 9-1/4” wide. They were laid across steel beams as a subfloor for 1x4’s and toe nailed together. Lengths varies from 6 - 11’ long. I used 4 of the shorter ones to make a table 36” wide and 64” long. I made provisions for extensions on the ends to use when necessary. I’ll post more later, but here are some pictures to start.


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Another picture of the table.


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Picture of the legs


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Well shoot.  Don't know how to rotate the pictures.  I'll have to try later.
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Nice rustic piece. I love the rustic style. Not for every one or every style home, but it is my favorite. Great job.
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Well I can't figure out how to rotate the pictures.  It may be the way I originally took the picture.  If anyone has any tips on posting them not sideways, let me know.


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Here is one showing the legs and the stretcher.


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Some more info on the table.  The wood is some type of pine / fir.  I counted 100 rings on one of them, and the rings were tight.  Definitely old growth.  The planks were toe nailed together and to get them off the beam, I ran a sawzall between them to cut the nails.  I used a nail set to tap out the half with the head on.  For the point end of the nail, I chipped away the wood and used end nippers to pull the nail.  These were the edges that I glued together, so I didn't worry about how it looked.  On the two exposed long edges, I pulled the head end and tapped in the pointed end.  If you look at the side pics, can still see them.  I used clear epoxy to fill all the voids I created by pulling the nails.  Finish was a light wipe with dark walnut Danish oil and then several coats of Minwax satin poly.  I sanded between coats and then wiped on the last one.  It came out smooth even with all the saw marks.  I hit the legs with stain also, but did not use any poly on them since the will not be subject to wear.  My son and I weighed the table and it comes in at 225 pounds.
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Great looking table!  It is a delight working with reclaimed wood!  You do not have to worry about dings.
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Love how you preserved the character of that reclaimed wood. Great job!
John
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