Square Pedestal Table

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Project by falatocpa posted 11-02-2014 03:39 AM 942 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this square dining room pedestal table: 68.5”x68.5” top & 32”x32” base. It’s constructed in 2 parts, base and top, which slot together around the internal legs. The table is standard 30” height at the top. The top is constructed of two large sheets of plate joined 1×10” pine glued together transverse to each other. The edges are then banded and semi-bread-boarded with a 1.25” deep x .5” wide tongue and grove joining set into the banding (which began as trimmed 2×4s). The storage pedestal is assembled around 4 4×4” internal legs that support the table’s weight and fit into the skirt on the underside of the top to fit the two together. It isn’t remotely prone to tipping, and quite steady, although the top is also fairly heavy.

Like the buffet I finished earlier this year, this was intended as a draft project and is all pine. At some point in the future it will be rebuilt slightly differently with more expensive materials.

The most difficult parts of this project were getting the banding right (the rebuild will only be .75” thick, instead of 3.5” and will not have the tongue and grove effect) and maneuvering the assembled top to work on (that thing’s awkward and HEAVY!).

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#1 posted 11-14-2014 07:56 PM

I like it, kind of mid evil feel to it

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#2 posted 11-14-2014 08:04 PM

Thanks, not quite what I was going for, but I can see it.

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