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Here's My Stuff!

by Alfred K. Spitzer, Jr
Manchester, NH

The Longleaf Pine for this table was reclaimed from beams that were used to build the 159 year old "Pandora Sweater Factory". According to Wikipedia the trees were 100-200 years old at maturity. We removed all the nails (or so we thought) and had the sawyer remove a 1/2 inch all the way around the 9" x 16" x 8'-0" beams, then had them re-sawn to 1" boards and 3" x 4" leg stock. The main pedestal is 38" long and made up of 3 parts, due to the fact that my '1952' Shop Smith 10Er only handles a 30" spindle. The bow ties hide existing pipe holes in the beams. The top is 30" in diameter and 7/8" thick. At this point the pine has only been given a seal cote of shellac.

We also made a few additional items from the reclaimed boards. We are making a "Document Box" table (see pictures below) for next to a side chair or couch as well as a few Early American candle lanterns. Both of these items were made of white pine from the Pandora beams. These beams were the 16" x 16" x 8'-0" mentioned above. The white pine beams are from the same time period.

You can email Alfred at , and read more about his reclaimed wood projects at his blog, .

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