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The sawyer at one of the sawmills where I buy wood cut a 5" thick slab from a reclaimed elm log for a table. I took several months of drying with a fan to bring down the moisture to around 9-10%. I sanded both sides carefully and treated both sides with several coats of natural hemp seed oil and my own natural bees wax and hemp seed oil paste. A local welder made steel legs, 2" wide, which we painted matte black. The table is 19" tall, and around 30' long and 30' wide. It weighs approximately 100 lbs. I am very proud of this beauty and want to share it with Forum readers. For more information, please contact me, Billy boy. Bill Major
 

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Good find I like the rustic look.
 

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we have cypress blanks that look just like that, we used to make clock's and table's also, nice stuff and look's good , i live in florida and still can get them.
 

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G'day Bill love the top not so ken on the steel frame legs i'd personnally would have used logs for legs { but thats just me } fine job. whats the purpose of the paste?
 

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That is a table that I also would be proud of, Bill.
 

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Hi Pete. Thanks for your response. I mix hemp seed oil with natural bees wax to make a paste that makes the wood water resistant. I use it with all my cheese boards and tables. Then it is possible to keep refreshing your board by applying more paste and buffing after a couple of hours. Thanks again, Billy Boy
 

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Bill that is a nice way for such a beautiful piece of wood to spend its final days and I hope that they are long. A very nice use of a piece of wood that would be chipped other than for you, Neville
 
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