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Plank Table


 The "Other Half" wanted a small Prep table for the kitchen.   I had a plank of Oak out in the shopabout 13-1/2' wide.  I clean the old boy up, trimmed off the beveled edges to get things down to fit my 12-1/2" planer.  I had a few other old boards, and made a base for this plank to sit on.Next, I took all the parts back to the house, where there was some heat, at least.   I added a few details, just to dress things up a bit.    Like a bread board edge, and a bead board edging along the aprons.A spokeshave cleaning up the saw marks on the legs.     The edges under the aprons are notched to fit around the legs.  A hand powered mitersaw  was used to miter the corners.   A few nails here and there to hold things in place while the glue dried. next up, some stain and varnish.the box beside it is a Toy Box for a family friend.   More on that another time...   as for that "Hand-powered mitersaw"

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Bob Brennan wrote re: Plank Table
on 12-29-2011 7:42 AM

Recycling old wood is a lot of work, but the end results are worth it. Looks awsome Steve!

knothead wrote re: Plank Table
on 04-06-2012 8:46 AM

I agree with Bob. Recycling is awesome and that is an awesome looking table. One question?  Was the Mortise/Tenon had cut as well?