A few issues:
1) The keys on one end are too tight. I can hammer them in, but I prefer n
ot to. I want them snug, but not too tight. I'll work on them later. T
hings fit, correctly, two weeks ago... might be wood movement?
2) One brace, under the top, is out of alignment by 1/4". I'll tweak it l
ater. 3) One corner of the table is 1/4" higher than the others. It may
be the "drapes" under the foot, trash on the floor (under drape), may be my
shop floor is not level, or a combo of all.
Table top is 11' 3.75" long, 47" wide (at widest), 30" high.
No dancing girls, yet, but I did fix a drink, after assembly.
Kinna cramped space, for better pics.
On Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 3:15:34 AM UTC-5, G. Ross wrote:
Thanks. I don't always describe or present things for best understanding.
It was a design in progress, to some extent, so even I was unsure of the
Initially, I had considered the table for the camp, with a vague idea of wh
at it would look like.... basic table, despite being walnut. The more I t
hought of design ideas and worked on the individual boards, and later using
the root ball for leg units, the better the design concept developed.
Now, I'm not so sure I want to put it at the camp.
On Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 8:21:09 AM UTC-5, Leon wrote:
Thanks, Leon. LOL, yeah. There was a defect on the end of one board. If
I had trimmed all boards, to remove the defect, the table would have been
8" shorter.... plus, I would have cut off that dutchman, shown in one of t
he pics (underside of the table). I patched/filled the defect with (prett
y much) matching patchwork.
On Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 7:47:58 AM UTC-5, Swingman wrote:
When we tore down that old cypress house, I didn't pay attention to some of
the surrounding trees, mostly small scrubs and trash trees. Not until la
ter did I see this particular walnut log dozed to the side. The other wal
nut tree was in poor shape, more so for firewood and some turning blanks.
Salvaging the log was no brainer. The wood, itself, should take the credi
t for its art worthiness, not my hobbyist building skills. I'm lucky to ha
ve been able to do it justice.
On Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 9:18:03 AM UTC-5, Markem wrote:
Thanks. The top is heavy, maybe 250 lbs., 300 lbs might be stretching it. The whole base may weigh 175 lbs, maybe 200 lbs. The leg units' footprint is 39" wide.
I, alone, can carry/move the individual parts of the base. It'll take at least 3, probably 4 people to comfortably carry the table top.
On Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 10:13:22 AM UTC-5, Bill wrote:
Thanks, Bill. The legs created themselves, I just dressed them up, a bit.
My nephew says it's too nice for the camp. I'll keep it for a while, at least. Not sure where it will end up. I do need to get it out of the shop, though. My kitchen-dining room is 20X40, so I'll likely stash it there, for the time being.
< My kitchen-dining room is 20X40, so I'll likely stash it there, for
the time being.
That's a gorgeous table Sonny. People with loads of money pay huge sums
for that type of table to stick in their $15 million dollar summer log
"cabins". I suspect the more your charge for it the better they like
it. I've seen them often on "Epic log Homes" I believe.
Add Life to your Days not Days to your Life.
On Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 10:43:25 AM UTC-5, Jack wrote:
Thanks Jack. My nephew says I should sell it. Not sure what price to place on it, though. I haven't really considered selling it. I would suppose a matching set of chairs would need to go along with it, for a sale item.
Right now, it's not a dining table, but a large semi-shiny dust collector, in the shop.
On Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 5:03:34 PM UTC-5, Leon wrote:
I did Google prices and thought in the range of $6-$8K, based on 2005 and 2
007 posted prices. My nephew assessed it as you did, $15-$20K.
I do have more boards and root ball stock for benches, but I thought benche
s would be too heavy. I have a set (12, 2 captain's chairs) of antique di
ning chairs, salvaged from New Orleans (Katrina flood), that I thought to r
efinish (lacquer) and upholster (leather & decor nails), but not sure the s
tyle of these chairs would go well with this table. Once the chairs are d
one, then I can better assess their mating to the table.
BTW, 4 more pics, taken with the camera (better detail), rather than the wi
th phone (darker pics, less detail), have been posted: https://www.flickr .
Today, since the Saints were playing poorly and no company came by, to visi
t and watch the game, I worked on the coat rack. Got the sides and seat a
lmost assembled. Should finish that assembly and have the back done tomor
row, then sanding. Hopefully, by this weekend, it'll be stained(?) and fi
nished and ready for the (woodworking/Saints fans) kids, Ian (8) and Braxto
n (9)), to install the fleur-de-lis coat hooks.
was thinking conference table when i saw it too
could probably get 20 grand as a conference table
maybe even more than that because some people seem to like things
at ridiculous prices better than the same thing at a lower price
as if the higher price improves its appeal
they would not want matching chairs they would want those expensive
$1000 per chair and up
Sometimes higher prices do improve the appeal. They did studies with
wines, and found the high priced wines were perceived to taste better
when they told the people it was a high priced wine, but worse when not
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