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Thorsen Table #3: Parts

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Blog entry by cheller posted 2667 days ago 694 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As I mentioned last night, I’ve got most of the parts roughed out for my version of the Thorsen table. I’m using cherry and walnut for the table.

The cherry parts – stretchers, breadboard ends (there’s an extra one pictured), legs and aprons (still need to be cut to length).

The walnut parts - the table top and the shelf. The shelf has been glued and is drying now.

The parts for the top - walnut field with cherry breadboards.

-- Chelle http://artsgranddaughter.blogspot.com



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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2666 days ago

how exciting.
this is going to be beautiful!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Karson

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#2 posted 2666 days ago

Great looking PARTS.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Ethan Sincox

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#3 posted 2666 days ago

Mmmm… it looks like you’re getting ready to put breadboard ends on the long grain of your top. Is that an accurate assumption?

If so, you might want to consider changing your layout by 90 degrees. The purpose of the breadboard ends is much more than decoration – they are used to prevent wider tops from cupping. To be effective in that purpose, they need to be laid out to cover the end grain of your top.

In fact, if you were to tenon the long grain edges and attach the bread boards to those sides, they could quite easily snap off, as you’ll have very little shearing strength in your tenons.

Just thought I’d pass along the observation.

(If you were just laying out the wood for all to see, then never mind.)

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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dennis mitchell

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#4 posted 2666 days ago

Cherry and walnut make a great combo!

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MsDebbieP

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#5 posted 2666 days ago

regardless, Ethan, I appreciate the information sharing!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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cheller

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#6 posted 2666 days ago

The orientation of the breadboards was just for the picture. I wanted to show the contrast between the two woods, and didn’t really pay attention to the orientation.

-- Chelle http://artsgranddaughter.blogspot.com

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Karson

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#7 posted 2666 days ago

Good recovery. Don’t let anyone think otherwise.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Ethan Sincox

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#8 posted 2666 days ago

Then never mind! Just wanted to make sure.

Can’t wait to see the future progress.

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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woodchips

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#9 posted 2563 days ago

That is going to be a very nice contrast in color. What finish did you say you were going to use?

-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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cheller

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#10 posted 2562 days ago

The table was finished in May. I used a gel stain on the walnut, then covered everything with an amber shellac.

You can see the final result here.

-- Chelle http://artsgranddaughter.blogspot.com

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