|Project by squaretree||posted 04-22-2014 06:16 PM||1862 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
This is a dining room table I built a few years ago. We had just moved into a new house and I had a bit of a deliemna. We needed a dining table, but I didn’t have a place for a proper shop in that home. I wasn’t about to go and BUY a table from some furniture store. That would be woodworking blasphemy! :) So, I came up with a really simple design that I could execute with just a few tools. The entire table is red oak. For the top, I special ordered two 2’X8’X 1 1/2” thick oak slabs from Menards. If you’ve never seen those, they are made up of a bunch of thin oak boards glued face to face (which makes them quite stable). I glued the two slabs together, added some breadboard ends, and routed the edges. That’s what I call an easy table top! The base is made out of red oak that I pulled off the shelf at Menards (my planer was in storage), and I just designed it to require as few cuts as possible.
In the end, it’s not the table I would have built if I had all my tools on hand, but I’m pleased with it. I had a total of $500 in material for this table, and I certainly could not have purchased a quality table for anywhere near that.
Thanks for looking!
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