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That Beech I cut up is now being made into this6/1
I've let it air dry for about a week and now some of it is becoming a picnic table. There is about 100 board feet in the table,which I believe would make it weigh about 375 pounds. I sold my last table to a guy who wanted it because it was heavy duty he said. He was a big guy too.So I figure there must be a market for heavy duty tables for big people.
Rod, that's a nice looking table.
I wouldn't quite call a week any drying at that thickness....actually still green as a gourd as we saw in the south. Don't you think you'll have shrinkage issues?? From all my experience I'd wait for the ADing to be complete. Keeping your joints tight is going to be a chore. IF you choose to sell tables etc green, please advise your clients it is green and it wiil shrink and tell them whatever they need to do to keep it maintain. This advice is only to help you prevent disgruntled customers so please take it as a good friendly word and not being rude.
Tim,the guy who bought the last one now wants this one,so all in all looks like the shirnkage isnt that big of a deal. The lumber has been sitting in a spot that has lots of air flow an in the 100's in the day. The feel a lot lighter then when they came off the mill. This lumber is all quarter sawn so there should be a lot less shrinkage. Thats what the ''Wood Shrinkage Calculator'' said down on the lower right of this page said.
here it is done.
what did you use for stain??? Looks nice
I used linseed oil to bring out the grain and color. I then used sand and seal and then spar varinish. The table I believe weight over 400 pounds,maybe more in the range of 600 pounds. The guy who bought it was a big big guy. I going back to building lighter cheaper stuff because thats what most people want.