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Recycled Oregan dining table

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Recycled Oregan dining table

A good mate of mine pulled these facia beams off an old house and asked if I could turn them into a dining table.
The glue up was challenging with the timber only being 30mm, so I ended up glueing the planks in separate sections.

The Legs were welded together with 50mm thick by 100mm tube steel.

 

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Re: Recycled Oregan dining table

Hi @LePallet,

 

What an amazing project once again, your scope of talent is really boundless! May I please ask what you filled the voids in the timber with and what was the finishing coat you applied?

 

Mitchell

 

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Re: Recycled Oregan dining table

@MitchellMc  much appreciate, i have been wanting  to make my first dining table for a while now. Looking forward to my next one.

 

there are two different methods I use to fill voids. The main product is a two part resin, also known as epoxy. The one I’ve been using and can be purchased at a few timber yards in Melbourne is called West System. 

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Ratio is 5 parts resin - 1 part hardener. This is clear and I also have a little bottle of black  Pigment paste which makes it black. There are a lot of factors to go by in order to get the right outcome, but like everything - practice makes perfect. Choose the cracks, knots especially, nail holes you want to use with the resin, may take a few refills as the resin tends to soak into the timber and soak into small voids. I wish Bunnings stocked better and more useful resin than what they have at the moment which is one product that I wouldn’t use again.

 

Second Method  I use is wood putty, this can be purchased at Bunnings and comes in a variety of colours to match the timber your using. For colour name for black is Ebony. This method is great for small cracks, nail/screw holes. The benefit is it can be used to fill small cracks, dries fast within the hour depending on temperature, and then it can be sanded back with a sander. Removalist excess resin is the same method but dry time can be more than 10 hours.

 

Once everything is sanded well, I then applied a clear satin oil which works wonders with hardwood timber but also timber tops like this Oregon. The brand is called Osmo Poly-x oil.

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Re: Recycled Oregan dining table

The contrast between the black infill and the timber is fantastic @LePallet. Many thanks for the added detail on what products you used for it. 

 

Mitchell

 

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