Red Oak Rustic Post and Beam Table

By Boardmancowoodworks in Jefferson, GA.

Winning Category

This table was one of those commisions everyone wants to get, my budget is "X" do whatever you want, I like rustic.  Once I heard that I jumped!  I knew I wanted to do something with saw marks but at the same time I didn't want to use lumber that was infested with bug holes or warped.  I spoke with my local lumberyard and we came up with a system to have lumber skimmed after being milled s3s.  They had the red oak sent off to a sawyer in the North Georgia mountains to be skimmed on his circular mill to allow me to still have nice crisp clean lumber but with that rustic flair.  I went with Red oak as I know how well it takes General Finishes gel stains, it leaves a much lighter color but it would have a fantastic contrast with the saw marks.  The table was finished using General Finishes Antique Walnt Gel stain and then 4 coats of GF High Performance.  The client was so thrilled and so was I.  

Products Used

  • Gel Stain Antique Walnut
  • High Performance Poly

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