Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'dining table'

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Nakashima Inspired Walnut Slab Table #4: Finished (Almost)

01-22-2015 03:31 PM by Marshall | 7 comments »

I spent the better part of the last two weeks applying Arm R Seal to the table. The table top got four brushed coats of full strength Arm R Seal on each side. Between each coat I buffed with a 1000 grit festool platin pad. I then wiped on a 50/50 mix of Arm R Seal and Naphtha on each side. Here is the top after the fourth coat: And after the final wipe on coat: The base got five coats of wiped on Arm R Seal/Mineral Spirits 50/50 mixture: Finally, it was time to attach the b...

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Nakashima Inspired Walnut Slab Table #3: Prepping the top

01-05-2015 04:02 PM by Marshall | 2 comments »

Well after many hours in my cold shop and a couple of trips to my neighbor’s cabinet shop, the table top is ready for finishing. I have to thank my neighbor, who owns a home remodeling company, for offering me the use of his cabinet shop. It saved me probably two full days of flattening the top First, I glued up the top and then took it back to the cabinet shop to flatten and sand down to 150 on their massive 54” wide-belt sander. They also cut it to length for me on their A...

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Arts and Crafts Dining Table and Chairs #2: Flattening the Table Top

01-03-2015 04:49 AM by Marshall | 1 comment »

A question was asked in part 1 of this series on how to flatten the top… I started replying in the comment thread, but decided to just make it part 2. I’m investigating building a dining table myself. What is involved in “flattening” the table top? Any special tools or large equipment required? I ve seen people use parallel rails and a router sled for rounds and slabs, I suppose that might work? As with most woodworking tasks, there are multiple ways to accomplish...

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Nakashima Inspired Walnut Slab Table #2: Filling Knots and Cracks, Butterfly Inlays, and and a Start on the Base

12-19-2014 04:56 PM by Marshall | 1 comment »

I’ve made some progress on the kitchen table in the last few days. I started filling the knots and cracks in the top with epoxy. This is a messy job, and its a pain to get all of the bubbles out. I’m starting with the bottom side to perfect the technique. I burned the epoxy in one place where I held the torch too long trying to get the bubbles out. That just made a ton more bubbles that wouldnt come out. I also practiced making butterfly inlays on some scrap wood. Thi...

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Nakashima Inspired Walnut Slab Table #1: Bookmatched Walnut Slabs

12-09-2014 12:24 AM by Marshall | 7 comments »

My wife wanted to buy a new kitchen table. After much convincing, I was able to convince her that we should spend that money on a walnut slab rather than buying a set from a big box furniture store. I picked up this slab from a local sawyer before I decided on the final design. Usually, I’m much more methodical, and work out the design well before I buy lumber, but I couldnt wait for her to change her mind :) Lucky for me, my neighbor owns a cabinet shop with a large Timesaver...

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The Pickering project #1: The Pickering project #1:

11-22-2014 12:26 PM by Michael Anthony Zelonis | 3 comments »

Day one on my new commission, a 6 to 8 seat live edge dining table. The log is about 75”, the 3 slabs are 2 3/4” thick, and vary in thickness from 28 to 39” wide. With the amount of cut off branch growth we expected some interesting figure, but all the spault was a complete surprise! Pieces will be sent to the kiln for 5 to 6 weeks next Saturday, along with a load of holly a friend of mine and I have acquired. In future posts I will share the working drawings for the table d...

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Apartment Dining Table Woodworking Plan #3: The Final Plan

11-09-2014 02:41 PM by jeffbranch | 4 comments »

Here is the finished woodworking plan. I could go on and on finding little things to adjust and fine tune, but I am calling it finished… Get an instant download of the plan here (no tracking software is used with your download)... I am already thinking about my next plan. I am leaning towards one based on a pine bible stand I made ...

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Apartment Dining Table Woodworking Plan #2: The Later Pages

11-08-2014 08:09 PM by jeffbranch | 0 comments »

So after much fussing with and tweaking of the woodworking plan I have been creating, I am just about finished with it. Actually, I was finished with it last weekend until I decided to overhaul the content of page 11 and spread it out over two pages. This is what page 11 originally looked like… I was never happy with the two images, one being a close-up of the other. With SketchUp, my illustration tool, as you zoom in to a particular part of a model, the perspective changes...

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In the wood shop today #27: Dining chairs, Rocking chairs & table..... oh my!

03-20-2014 05:22 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 8 comments »

Just a quick video where I walk through my shop discussing the projects I’ve been working on. Thanks for having a look!

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Making a Single Slab Table

12-15-2013 06:30 AM by Odysseus | 4 comments »

Here’s a photo story of how a beautiful sapele slab dining table came to be… I anxiously awaited my flawless sapele slab from a top-dollar dealer… How NOT to palletize a very expensive slab. The 60 inch by 10 foot sapele slab arrived in less than the perfect shape promised. Here it is unwrapped, beautiful, but problematic… Hmm… I would say that’s cupped and sawn pretty bad. Yikes! Not the 12/4 promised. I decided to sand this board rath...

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