Conference Room Table

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Project by Dave Rutan posted 10-05-2014 06:39 PM 1594 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

[Legebla ankaŭ en Esperanto]

For a long time I’ve thought that our church’s library/meeting room needed a proper table. Until now they have made do with two long folding tables, side by side. True they weren’t that bad, but I felt a nice table would be worth making.

I wanted to try and match the general color of the other furniture in the room. It’s basically a dark cherry color. In this I think I succeeded, though it was an adventure in coloring wood. My table measures 50 inches by 6 1/2 feet. It’s made from maple veneer plywood with pine edging which is chamfered.

Because the table is in our church, I inscribed references to 4 Bible passages on the table, one on the edge of each side. These are the ones I chose:

Proverbs 16:3 – Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.

Matthew 18:20 – For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.

Proverbs 19:21 – Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.

John 13:34 – A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

I like the way the inscriptions turned out. They don’t stand out from a distance and then you just notice them.

Sometime in the future, maybe this winter, I’m going to make 10 chairs to go with this table.

[EDIT] I’ve added a 6th photo showing the table and the 8 chairs that I built. I may yet build the 9th and 10th, but I’m not in a hurry to do that yet.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 10-05-2014 11:53 PM

Very nice Dave. Well done.

-- Mark

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#2 posted 10-06-2014 12:19 AM

Looks super,nice work.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 10-06-2014 12:25 AM

Outstanding job! The Bible verses are a very nice addition.

And you nailed the color match (always a challenge).

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 10-06-2014 01:32 PM

great project… sure adds a lot to the room. Chairs will make it even better.

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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#5 posted 10-06-2014 02:53 PM

Thanks for the kind words, folks!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#6 posted 10-06-2014 03:14 PM

Great job, Dave. Looks much better than a couple of folding tables, for sure. I agree, the bible verses are a very nice touch. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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