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Mission Style Pedestal Table #3: Base to Top

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Blog entry by Douglas posted 466 days ago 1201 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Getting the Materials Part 3 of Mission Style Pedestal Table series Part 4: Completing the top, putting it all together »

I’ve made a lot of progress in the last few weeks. First I marked up the lumber, orienting grain and appearance for the various parts…

Then I proceeded to cut everything to rough size.

Laying out the curved pieces for the pedestal and cutting them to size…

I then moved on to the feet…

And starting fitting the pedestal and feet together…

Everything went pretty well, and the experience of making the pine mockup really paid off. Then I ran into some issues with the cross pieces at the top, the ones that attach to the plywood and table slides. I didn’t really plan that out, and ran into some fussy issues that forced me to build those parts twice, while adjusting the top tenons. The result worked out fine, but it really was a detour I should have avoided.

While working on the base, I was able to glue up the top and leaf parts.

And finally, it was time to cut the top and leaves to size…

Next up is cutting the apron pieces, fitting them, then final adjustments before finishing.

-- Douglas in Chicago - http://dcwwoodworks.com



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whitebeast88

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#1 posted 466 days ago

very nice,great workmanship.thanks for sharing.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Bigrock

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#2 posted 465 days ago

It’s looking good, and very nice looking Quarter Sawn White Oak.

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