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  1. #11
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    2.5 years later, here’s the first project from these trees! Milling and drying isn’t a speedy process!

    There’s lots of stages of spalting, lots of stuff so rotten it fell apart handling it! But a couple of thousand bd ft of fantastic lumber!

    My wife claimed this table… said she was tired of me selling “the good stuff”!

    I cut the perimeter of the tabletop on the bot and cut a dado/groove for the apron to fit into… Pecan has so much internal stress I didn’t trust pocket screws to keep the table flat. I cut the 3” wide feet coming off the central pedestal out of 2 - 1.5” thick boards, while I was cutting them, I added a couple alignment dowel holes, ½ round slots for the hanger bolts that hold the feet to the pedestal and half of a ¼” slot that that would become what I drilled and tapped for the 3/8”- 16 shank of the leveling feet.
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    Beautiful to see Steve after al that work....Your wife was right!
    Good addition to your Stash as well!!
    Nothing quite like having a selection of slabs with a story behind them!
    Well done!
    scott
    scott P.
    2013 Desktop/spindle/VCP 10
    Maine

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    Here’s the next project using my Pecan stash… it’s another project my wife gets to keep!

    The kitchen countertops are now from the same tree as the breakfast table!

    SG
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    Really ties the room together Steve!
    Great job on that!
    (still remember those carved cabinet doors from when I started)

    scott
    scott P.
    2013 Desktop/spindle/VCP 10
    Maine

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    Those look great.

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    Good looking counter tops.

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