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Project by Sawdustonmyshoulder posted 12-17-2008 05:29 AM 3048 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a conference table for a local church. It is 12 feet long and 54 inches wide. The cross in the top is an inlay of black walnut. This project took about a year to complete as I worked on it a few hours a night and on weekends.

It is made totally of quarter sawn red oak from a tree on my clients farm. The tree was downed in a wind storm about 5 years ago and it was sawed into lumber and air dried for four years.

I have blogged it’s construction from rough sawn lumber to finished product. Read my blog entries here with the first blog.

The finish is five coats of satin wipe on poly.

I am happy that this one is done and my client is REALLY glad it is done also.

Thanks for viewing the project and reading the blog.

(Added later) The two side tables were also part of the project. I will post some closeups of the grain on these two smaller tables. The flecks are stunning.

-- Makin' Sawdust!!!





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 12-17-2008 05:52 AM

Fantastic!

I love how the legs recall church windows.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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trifern

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#2 posted 12-17-2008 06:24 AM

Great looking conference table. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 12-17-2008 06:28 AM

The table really is very well done. A great look and very appropriate.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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dennis mitchell

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#4 posted 12-17-2008 06:44 AM

Looks beautiful…and very heavy!

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Beginningwoodworker

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#5 posted 12-17-2008 07:51 AM

Nice table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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brianinpa

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#6 posted 12-17-2008 01:15 PM

That is a beautiful table: something you can be very proud of. I really like the strout look of it.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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fred4999

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#7 posted 12-17-2008 01:43 PM

Very nice table, as said earlier the legs stand out, I like the cross too. Have you signed it or something – so down the road people will know and remember?

Great work! Regards

-- Fred, Georgia

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miles125

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#8 posted 12-17-2008 02:27 PM

Thats a wonderful looking table. Great job!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Bob42

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#9 posted 12-17-2008 03:05 PM

Great job on the table. I also love the legs, they really stand out and the cross not only looks good but breaks up the span of the table being so big.
Very well done!!

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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Dennis Zongker

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#10 posted 12-17-2008 03:36 PM

Great Job, I really like the walnut inlay. Did you also make the two side tables?

-- Dennis Zongker

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PetVet

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#11 posted 12-17-2008 04:39 PM

So when do you start on the chairs???? We can’t be putting those ugly looking metal folding chairs up to a table like that!

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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Randy Sharp

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#12 posted 12-17-2008 05:05 PM

Great job Marty-Man!

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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treeman

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#13 posted 12-17-2008 05:09 PM

Beautiful piece of work.

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Alan Young

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#14 posted 12-17-2008 06:59 PM

I am sure there will be no more arguing once discussions are held at THIS table!
Very well done!

Alan

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Sawdustonmyshoulder

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#15 posted 12-18-2008 03:24 AM

Dennis Z, I did make the side tables.

Thanks for the comments.

-- Makin' Sawdust!!!

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