I 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.
I 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.
When 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.