Board Table Project

A few weeks ago, I was visiting CJ and I found this great oak board. It had been a support beam or something, and was about 7.5" wide, 6' long, and 1.75" thick. I wasn't sure what I wanted to use it for, but I had to have it. I decided to make a table, which necessitated two more trips to CJ, but here it is.

Board Table

The aprons (the pieces just under the table top) are some oak floor boards. The legs are cedar balluster spindles. The bottom shelf is a yellow pine beam. The rocks on the bottom shelf help lower the center of gravity, given the 25 pound weight of the top surface. The design is just a simple country table, though this one has proportions more like a console table. It's a yard long, about 15 inches wide at the top, and about 29 inches tall. It's meant to live out on the porch with the Beam Board Bench, so it's similarly unfinished and unrefined.

A bunch of things went wrong during the construction, and I managed to sort most of them out by changing plans, but the final result is pretty good.

2010.03.31 at 12:00am EDT