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Offline tonyp

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Aged Weather-beaten Bait Table
« on: June 27, 2015, 10:22:34 PM »
I recently built two outdoor tables based on a bait table you would find at the end of a dock. I started this project over a year ago when I left all of the 1x4s out in the weather. All of the boards weathered slightly differently and there was a nice variety of colors and warping. A year later, I used them to create the table surface. All of the boards are pressure-treated.

I wanted it to look aged and as vintage as possible so I intentionally made each board slightly longer or shorter than needed by fudging the pencil marks when i was measuring. After randomly placing the different colored boards I used a random-orbit sander to knock off all of the edges and corners. I did this as randomly as possible to make it look naturally worn and not like i used a router.

When I was finished, I took a saw blade and rolled it all over the surface to makes dents and small holes in addition to the claw side of a hammer to rough up the surface.

I'm pretty happy with how they both came out and I'll probably use one of them as an extra work-surface when brewing.

Table dimensions are 60"w x 30"d x 30"h. Both tables are pretty identical so I only took picts of one:

« Last Edit: June 27, 2015, 10:24:42 PM by tonyp »
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Re: Aged Weather-beaten Bait Table
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2015, 11:43:59 PM »
I don't know what a bait table is, but that looks like a fine binding adjustment table. 8)
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Re: Aged Weather-beaten Bait Table
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2015, 12:58:35 PM »
Now you just need to clean some fish on them for the patina (and smell) to develop.
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