well, after a long wait for the wood to arrive from west virginia, we finally wrapped up this pair of reclaimed oak tables. they are designed for high stools and to be used both separately and together as a long skinny table, 36 x 96, or squared up at 60 x 48.
we tried to line the boards up as best we could, trimming the edge defects as required, and matching the grain. new man on the job, chris, checks them out before gluing them up. there were also a few 'holes' that required patching too. as the saying goes, 'if they were on the floor, you'd trip over them'. we did leave a lot of the natural small knotholes, which add to the reclaimed wood feeling.
before the stain, we burn the oak with a 'red dragon' torch to enhance
both the grain patterns and the color.
in the shop, and ready for finish ..
as two separate tables
a reclaimed oak coffee table of the same 'bethlehem steel' series, only with tapered legs.