Quarter sawn white oak dining room table

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Project by LoganN posted 12-29-2014 02:28 PM 1888 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A quarter sawn white oak table I built for a friend. She talked to me about doing this over a year ago and I found this design from 1900 – her house was built in 1910 and is a historical building. She wanted something that would match the time frame, while still being modern. We put off doing it until she could figure out a way to make it really work and she contacted me about the end of October when she had lined someone up to make the legs out of metal. I did the top and a metal worker welded the base. The size is just under 8 feet long and 40” wide. This thing weighs a ton and won’t be moved around a lot.
The oak was stained with General Finishes Antique Oak and finished with their high performance water based poly. This was the first time I used these and I liked them. The stain really helped to bring out the ray flecks and water based poly was pretty easy to apply and has a nice finished look. The colors of the top are different in their backlit room than they were in my shop though! Overall, it was a nice little project

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#1 posted 12-29-2014 08:53 PM

Nice job. Did you sand it all by hand? When I did the top for my entertainment center it was too big so I brought it over to Pittsford Lumber and they used their industrial size drum sander.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#2 posted 12-30-2014 12:30 AM

Great looking dining table! It sure matches the period of her house, and I’m sure she’s just thrilled with it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#3 posted 12-30-2014 02:14 PM

I think it looks awesome. I love how it looks in the house too.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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