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Project by Dan Pleska posted 2090 days ago 8312 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a commission piece that was made from the picture shown. The picture came from the website of an antique shop. I was given the picture and some measurements of height, length, and width. It is made of poplar (her choice) and stained with a stain I had professionally mixed for the wormy chestnut dining room table I made. The owner is calling it an antique reproduction, but I wouldn’t. You will notice that she asked for several changes from the original. I used 1/2” finger joints at the corners. The poplar came from a tree I had cut down and milled from my property. I turned the 1 3/8” legs myself, and made the drawer pulls too.

-- Dan, West Virginia, http://www.danpleskaCreations.com





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dustygirl

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#1 posted 2090 days ago

Nice job Dan.Looks good.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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mtnwild

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#2 posted 2090 days ago

Great job. Looks like she got just what she wanted. A competent craftsman!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Bruce

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#3 posted 2090 days ago

nice project. looks like it could function very well for a lucky cobbler. i’m sure the owner will get lots of compliments. wondering how u attached the legs

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

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Dan'um Style

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#4 posted 2090 days ago

cool one. hope you enjoyed making it !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Dan Pleska

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#5 posted 2090 days ago

Thanks for the comments.

Bruce: I attached a 3/4” cleat to the bottom and used a forestner bit to drill a hole through the cleat and about halfway into the 1 3/4” table. I ended up with about 1 1/2” of the leg buried. Some glue a screw for good measure.

-- Dan, West Virginia, http://www.danpleskaCreations.com

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Dusty56

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#6 posted 2072 days ago

Is it just my eyes or do the legs point toward the center of the table instead of toward the ends ? They look like they need to be reversed , end for end .

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Dan Pleska

138 posts in 2594 days


#7 posted 2072 days ago

Not sure what you mean Dusty. The legs splay at the same angle at both ends. The legs are closer to one end that the other by design.

-- Dan, West Virginia, http://www.danpleskaCreations.com

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Dusty56

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#8 posted 2072 days ago

Yes the end splay looks fine . It just looks like the bottom of the legs (side splay view , not end splay ) are tilted towards the center instead of away from the center . Kinda like a V…..instead of an ^......if you look at the original model picture , you might see what I’m talking about . Then again it just might be the photo angles . Have a great weekend .

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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