The Woodshop Shed

adventures in woodworking and home maintenance, from my shop in an oversized backyard shed

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Oak Work Table

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Oak Work TableI built this table several years ago for my Neighbor and bartered a Mr Heater unit for my shop. Good Trade!!
It was made from Oak that I harvested back in 2008 when we were hit by a massive ice storm. My woodworking buddy and I helped clean a lot of downed oak trees from the neighbour hood and a local saw mill cut it into 4/4 and 6/4 boards, about 500 bd ft for us @ $1.00 a board foot. I stickered and painted the ends of my share and let it air dry in my shed for 4 years. When my neighbor asked if I could build him a work table, I said yeah if he bought me a Mr. Heater and a 100# Propane tank. He agreed. I used the 4/4 boards and cut them into 2” wide strips and then glued the flats into 3- 2×10” planks so I could run them thru the planer. I drilled 3/4” holes in each 2” strip 12” in from the ends and the center so I could use all thread to clamp the 3 10” sections together and to ensure they would never delaminate. I then edge banded the table with 4/4 pieces. Legs are 3×3 and rails and stiles are 4/4×2 1/2. Casters are 400# rated per caster so it will hold a LOT of weight per his request. His Wife was a bit upset cuz she said it was too nice to put in his shop!!! It's one of my favorite builds.



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Farm Table

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Farm TableWhen we decided to move from Tulsa to Oklahoma City, We hired a Realtor whose daughter lived in our neighbourhood. When it came time to discuss fees. I asked her if she would be interested in Bartering. She said
Whatcha Got!! I told her I made custom furniture and asked her what she wanted. She said her Daughter wanted a Farm Table. I said send me a picture of what she wants.This is the picture she sent me.This is what I built for her.We Both got what we wanted. She got a Table and I got my house sold with no Realtor fees.!!!!Table is 3×7' Made from Douglas Fir 2×6's that I got from a construction site Dumpster. Custom stain I made by mixing various colors of stain. I used a Pre-Stain to keep it from blotching then finished with 4 coats of Pre-Cat Satin Lacquer.



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Pantry barn door, walnut and black walnut chevrons

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Pantry barn door, walnut and black walnut chevronsI sandwiched a 1/2” MDF core between a back of maple plywood and a front of maple and walnut chevrons that I re-sawed from 3/4” into 3 thin laminates from each board. The whole thing hangs from some stainless steel rollers that are super quiet. These photos don't show but there is a small double roller at the base to keep it from swinging. Wife still has not picked out handle for the door yet.



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