This is the first of what is going to be some of my old project uploads, it is a Golden Oak Table made for a friend of mine back in 2010.
The really fun part about this project is that the friend who commissioned it wanted me to use some Oak planks he had reclaimed from an old Barn up in northern Georgia. They had this beautiful weathered gray patina on the outside that he wanted to keep intact for the table, thus making a new table look like it had been outside for 80 years.
Little did I know what I was getting into, the concept was easy enough, run the planks parallel then frame them in, all on offset trapezoidal legs… well little did I realize the work I would have to do with the hand plane to get those planks to match up, being exposed for 80 years on the side of that barn had slightly warped and bowed them so lying them side by side left large gaps I had to plane down so it would look good. Well needless to say, Aged Golden Oak is about as easy to work as granite, and I spent the next month and a half sharpening my irons more than actually working.
Either way, once I had that hard part finished, construction was quite easy, its a simple design, and the pictures don’t do it justice, its Big, Heavy, and I am happy to have made it
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