Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Recycled Oak Table


We started a recycled oak table project yesterday. The wood came late last Friday and we just stuck it in the shed for the weekend. Yesterday was a beautiful day, perfect for studying lumber outside, so we hauled it all out and stood it up against the end of the shop. Click the photos to enlarge them...

It was quite a good selection ..

We chalked them up and rough cut them to length and sort of identified what we thought might go where ... we'll make the final decisions after we mill them up ...

We made some finish samples from the cut offs and we'll finish them up tomorrow and mail them to the client. I always try to wait for the actual wood to arrive as each batch of recycled lumber is slightly different in character, age, and in the way it takes stains and finishes ... This client will be putting this table in a very contemporary setting ... Should be great, regardless of the color she picks ...

It's on the rack, 'resting' now, acclimating to the shop and our environment. I was pleased it came in the door at about 9% ... Good for recycled lumber at this time of the year ... Our supplier for this project is Appalachian Woods in Stuart's Draft, Virginia ...

2 comments:

Chad said...

Dan,

Thanks for the post, is that Lockwood Oil Based you are using?

Dorset Custom Furniture said...

we use the water based dyes in various combinations and intensities ... usually a dilute coat to raise the grain and to see potential problems, then a stronger final stain with top coats and gel stains ... Try the finishing category for more info ... check the 'distressing' post