Cherry Table I

I'm making a simple Shaker side table using some cherry boards I got from the rafters of a barn that was built in the 1720s.  I'm not sure of the exact age of the boards, but considering the amount of mouse poop on the top, they were there for at least 100+ years.  Looking at the grain and other things, I put them close too 200 or more years old. 

The plans for the table are fairly simple.  The legs are tapered on the inside two edges to give them some lightness, and they're cut to expose a quartersawn grain.  The table was built using hand tools except for the initial jointer and planer to get the boards down to a consistent thickness and square.  All the boards still had the bark on the edges so they needed a lot of prep work!



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