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  1. Billinthewoods
    01-03-2009 08:34 PM - permalink
    Hey, sorry, I seemed to not answer one of your questions.
    I always use a clear finish so as to let the beauty of the wood speak for itself!
  2. Billinthewoods
    01-03-2009 08:21 PM - permalink
    Thank you for the comments.
    I am in the prosess of clearing out some smaller trees and they work perfect for what I need at the moment, trying to do a little clearing so that the older trees can continue to bloom and the deer really love having the space as cedar trees grow very low branches and they just dont care for it, brings them right on to the property, beautiful to watch year round!
  3. Handyman
    01-01-2009 09:50 PM - permalink
    As of today it's been a year since you sent me the reply regarding your table project. Well it was 2008. And your message was last year. Well that only proves I am lousy at answering messages. Well anyway I love the table, its looks real nice. I do agree with you on the finish, it looks new. Who wants a farm house table to look new. Heck when those tables first hit the market, by the time they road on a buggy from the market to the new owners house they were already beat up. Anyway you did a great job on your table. Keep up the great work. Handy
  4. creative novice
    11-25-2008 07:37 AM - permalink
    creative novice
    oh wow....i just replied to you to only have lost it due to taking too long! Thank u for reply....I have the top glued and used the biscuit joiner....1st time, i luv it....i plan to attach similar to your method (wedges) , however, i also plan to use 1x 3 oak to create an inner frame(apron) to further support my legs and to attach the table top to frame...i am thinking i will also use square nails through the top (pilot holes too) but just prior to nailing them in i will place some dark stain on the nails to permit an aged look of the metal bleeding into the oak....the legs i bought at a permanaent flea mkt and are somewhat aged looking too.....i appreciate the opportunity to converse with others about similar projects....i will eventually try to post pictures of my projects...hope u have a nice Thanksgiving .....CN
  5. Handyman
    11-23-2008 11:38 PM - permalink
    Creative Novice Take a look at my pictures. I tried to send you a picture in this reply but I couldn't figure out how to do it. So I crawled under my dining room table and took a few pictures and posted them in my gallery for you to see. I built my table out of 5 2x8x8 and glued and pegged them together in one glue up. The frame is 2x6 cut down to 5" and the legs are 4x4 fluted on all 4 sides. It weighs about 250lbs and took me a month to build. Most of the time was hand planing the top and sanding it. The legs took me a few hours each. The wife wanted a farm house table, and that's what she got. I had to put felts pads under the legs so she could move it. LOL I am always on here so ask anything anytime. Always glad to help. Handy

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    This is NOT a pic of me! (lol, my hair is darker)
    2 1/2 hrs from anywhere in PA. that's Pennsylvania, the state of precipitation.
    Antq frame Restor, Drape/Upholstr, House remod( Flipped 1, 5 yrs ago), & now, harvest tables
    Mental Health Case Manager (i need an outlet for stress)
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    "I tried it. I liked it. " Julie's 19 month old grandaughter, Feb 2009


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