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1Instructables28,304Views4CommentsMisison BCJoined December 21st, 2016
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  • SuperRobin's entry Harvest Table is a winner in the Tables and Desks Contest 2016 contest 5 months ago
  • SuperRobin's entry Harvest Table is a finalist in the Tables and Desks Contest 2016 contest 5 months ago
  • SuperRobin commented on SuperRobin's instructable Harvest Table5 months ago
    Harvest Table

    Right now the weight is keeping the surface in place as the top is about 300 lbs. I have traced the support structure on the underside and will lift the top off and router a 1/4 inch deep channel everywhere a support piece is in contact with the table top. It will need a quick coat of poly in those spots and then put the table top back on. This will lock the top into place. There are no nails or screws so far so I am going to go with this approach. If I find the need, I can always drill in a couple of lag bolts, but I really don't think that will be necessary. The table has been in the house (and warmth) for almost 4 weeks so everything is hardened and things are looking stable. It got a good workout over Christmas.

    The Epoxy provides a harder surface, plus it deals with a pet peeve I have about many reclaimed tables. Often people leave the gaps, cracks, nail holes and knots on the wood. I have done this but I want to be able to wipe the table down and not have to worry about food or drink being spilled into the cracks and crevices. Once a child spills milk on the surface and it gets into the deep cracks you are forever trying to get the sour milk smell out with vinegar or something else...Plus food also seems to work its way into the cracks. I have left the surface with texture and you can feel the bumps and gaps, but it is sealed against food and liquids. The epoxy is not a mirror finish but it isn't really a satin finish either, something in between. I am expecting this table to get many s...see more »The Epoxy provides a harder surface, plus it deals with a pet peeve I have about many reclaimed tables. Often people leave the gaps, cracks, nail holes and knots on the wood. I have done this but I want to be able to wipe the table down and not have to worry about food or drink being spilled into the cracks and crevices. Once a child spills milk on the surface and it gets into the deep cracks you are forever trying to get the sour milk smell out with vinegar or something else...Plus food also seems to work its way into the cracks. I have left the surface with texture and you can feel the bumps and gaps, but it is sealed against food and liquids. The epoxy is not a mirror finish but it isn't really a satin finish either, something in between. I am expecting this table to get many scratches and bumps over the years. It is reclaimed wood after all and this just adds to the character of it.

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  • SuperRobin entered Harvest Table in the First Time Authors Contest 2016 contest 6 months ago
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  • SuperRobin commented on SuperRobin's instructable Harvest Table6 months ago
    Harvest Table

    Here is a shot of the underside. When you are working with big old beams you normally have to stabilise the wood somehow. I could have set the circular saw to 1.5 inch depth and made a bunch of lengthwise cuts on the underside and then pour epoxy in the cuts and let it dry. I chose to router and chisel out the room for the plywood and then epoxy it in place. I used 6 garbage containers with about 200 lbs of water in each (1,200 lbs in total) to hold the boards and plywood in place and flat on the floor while the epoxy dried.

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  • SuperRobin made the instructable Harvest Table6 months ago
    Harvest Table

    Underside of the table

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  • SuperRobin entered Harvest Table in the Tables and Desks Contest 2016 contest 6 months ago