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Old Growth Pine
« on: September 25, 2022, 09:47:06 PM »
Quite a few years back, a buddy of mine bought a piece of property that had an old house on it--honestly no clue on how to date any of that. He gave me the go-ahead to look and pick through whatever boards I wanted. I ended up hauling off four wallboards, each around 15" wide and 3/4" thick (in the rough) and a fallen 16' ceiling joist a true 2x6. Unfortunately the below photo is the only one I have from back then.

I loaded it up in the back of my Jeep GC and brought them back to the house. I wanted to make something simple and elegant for the house. I decided on a simple side table for the living room. Please forgive me for the water stain on the top.

So fast forward to August of this year. My fiancÚ and I had recently moved back to GA from VA, and we needed a new dining table. Curiosity got the best of me and I called my friend to see if the offer still stood. I pulled a few more wallboards out and a 4x6 beam (already rotted at the bottom), and vowed to not step into that place again until it had been torn down.

As I mentioned before, the wallboards were 3/4" in the rough. Once I had the base fleshed out, I ripped the wallboards to be able to face joint, plane, and edge joint them.

To beefen up the appearance of the table top--and to add structure--I settled on a drawbored breadboard ends. I didn't have a 3/8" bit, so I took a gamble on a shallow depth to give me a 1/2" tenon. My breadboard, using a similar ceiling joist as before, was simply cut down to the thickness of twice the table top. The sides were cut to length and glued underneath to give a uniform thickness around.

And here's the finished piece. I finished with a satin poly which was finnicky to get an even finish with.

The breadboard tenon was around 2.5" long, and shouldered the tenons at the ends.

We engraved our names on the underside of the table. Our little mark.

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Re: Old Growth Pine
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2022, 09:56:50 PM »
Looks great.  I love to build with yellow pine, especially old growth.  I love the color of it.
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Re: Old Growth Pine
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2022, 10:10:56 PM »
I love the pine table and I'm glad you took the time to build something special out of those exceptional boards.  Welcome to the forum.

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Re: Old Growth Pine
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2022, 10:26:05 PM »
Man, Y'all have got some skills! You should have started posting a long time ago. BTW, most of us know where you are, but when you get a chance you should update your profile a little bit so that folks who don't know who you are get the basics. It gives them a better idea of what your perspective is.
 Keep hammering out that beautiful stuff.
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Re: Old Growth Pine
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2022, 06:09:35 AM »
Very nice piece by skilled hands. Love the old tight growth rings.
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Re: Old Growth Pine
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2022, 08:00:35 AM »
That is a very nice table and it will surely become a family heirloom. :)

All of the walls in my Cabin are paneled with old growth SYP that I recovered from my Grandparent's home.  It all has a rich orange color.

 Seen behind Danny in this picture.

Another view.

And another.  The kitchen has one coat of sanding sealer.  The walls have nothing.
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