Here’s the final slab from the slabs we picked up that had been forgotten for all those yard. It’s all ready to go. It’s been hand planed to 2″ and varies from 19″-24″ at the widest. I wish there was more. These slabs were amazing.
Archive for July, 2012
Here’s a 6′ dining room table made from reclaimed old growth hemlock. The threshing floor was pulled from a barn out near Chesterville that dated back to the late 1870′s to mid 1880′s. We tried something a little different and filled some of the deeper cracks and fissures in the wood with a clear epoxy. We’re super happy with how it turned out!
I had a client contact us from New York, they were looking for a large 36-40″ walnut slab for a huge coffee table in their new house. Unfortunately walnut doesn’t grow that large here, so I had to look around. I came across someone in Southern Ontario who was milling some monster walnut logs. He sent me some photos and i quickly had one milled. My dad and i drove just under 15 hours a few weeks later to pick it up. We had a quick stop in Toronto, to deliver a board room table and then we were off to a small town around Windsor. The tree yielded 14 massive slabs.
Back at it! I’m working on another dining room table, using the reclaimed harbour hemlock from the 1830′s Queens Wharf in Toronto. The planks are jointed, planed and ready for glue up. I can’t wait to get to the finishing, i love this wood. The grain is full of black, gray, brown, blue and even purple. You can’t beat it! Have a look at some of the photos and don’t forget to check out an example of it all ready for dinner parties…