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Arts & Crafts Dining Room Set #6: The Hard Part

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Blog entry by CaptainSkully posted 1687 days ago 3405 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So, today I ran over to Plywood & Lumber Sales in Oakland, CA and purchased about 100 board feet of quartersawn white oak. I finally have enough lumber to do the dining table. I’m going to start with the top and get that finished so I can bring it into the dining room and set it on top of my old table. This will get rid of the MDF table top we’ve been using for months. It’ll also let me use the MDF for more important things like jigs. I also abhor the tablecloth we’ve been using to cover up the MDF. Now that the Limbert Table is about done, I can focus on the top over the next week. It’ll have breadboard ends and ebony splines/plugs, I just don’t know about Schroeder’s base or Rodel’s. I think Rogowski has a nice design too. Sigh…

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails



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Napaman

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#1 posted 1687 days ago

hey—-add a link to those guys designs so we can take a look and help you decide—-lol…

I FINALLY GOT TO MACBEATHS in Berkeley and it was fun…I had wife and toddler’s in tow since we were on the way to the oakland zoo…but i still had fun….its not too far from napa…especially on a saturday morning…and maybe next time I will add PALS…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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CaptainSkully

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#2 posted 1687 days ago

Dude! I live like a block from the zoo. Next time, we gotta hook up! I’ll add the links in the morning.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#3 posted 1686 days ago

OK, as promised, here are the links to the various designs I’m mulling over. I think I can still go ahead and laminate the four-sided quartersawn legs.

Schroeder’s Table based on a Rex Alexander design (I’m concerned about the footrest):
Schroeder's Table

Kevin Rodel’s desk (can be slightly modified to make a trestle table):
Kevin Rodel's desk:#

Gizmodyne’s Stickley #622 dining table (wanted something a bit fancier):
Gizmodyne's Stickley #622

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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