Modern Black Walnut Dining Room Table

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Blog series by juicedM3 updated 08-20-2012 06:07 PM 3 parts 5901 reads 16 comments total

Part 1: The Beginning

08-14-2012 06:57 AM by juicedM3 | 3 comments »

The wife and I recently bought a new home and are looking to furnish it. It has a great outdoor space so initially we were talking about building a large outdoor table so that we could host family dinners. I’m interested in learning woodworking so I figure this might be a good project to get my feet wet. Plus I have some back-up: my MiL’s boyfriend is building his 5th boat by hand (he’s 86 years young) and my SiL’s FiL’s primary hobby is furniture making. So ...

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Part 2: Naiveté

08-15-2012 05:30 AM by juicedM3 | 9 comments »

The past Saturday, the wife and I went back to Provenance to finally pull the trigger. We looked at the few slabs they had and picked the one that we thought looked the best and had the least knots/cracks/fissures. We saw that there was a small tear-out left by the planer. The guy advised us that we could probably sand the hole thing down a 1/16 of an inch and things would be ok. I’m thinking in my head, ok, it sounds possible, but we’re talking about a piece of wood that is a...

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Part 3: Coming Home & Calming Down

08-20-2012 06:07 PM by juicedM3 | 4 comments »

Let me first start out and say thanks to all those that have commented on this blog so far. I’m writing it to get help and to also possibly provide future help to someone else. You’ve been extremely helpful. I’ve sent out an email to Philadelphia Woodworks to see if they had a sander that is big enough for my slab or if they knew any of the local cabinet makers that may be able to help. They do have a 15” open-ended wide belt sander which doesn’t help me, b...

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