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MY SECOND PROJECT 20 YEARS A GO MADE FROM LARGE LEAF FIGURED MAPLE

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture





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kolwdwrkr

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#1 posted 2043 days ago

Very nice table. So did you get a computer today or just free time to catch up on some project posts? LOL Great stuff!

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 2043 days ago

Hey Keith ?
Thanks for the compliment. I just had the time and had to learned how to post. Looks like you have some very impressive work and nice web site. I see your from Orange county I’m from Tustin before moving to Oregon.

Merry Christmas
Jim Brokenbourgh

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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jcop30

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#3 posted 1934 days ago

love this table

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Christopher

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#4 posted 1886 days ago

I have always wanted to build one of these! I really like the finish, too often it seems people over-stain projects which look good at the time but in ten or fifteen years the color is out of style and the piece becomes awkward. Clear finish on gorgeous wood never goes out of style though, great choice.

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1885 days ago

Thanks Christopher

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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PurpLev

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#6 posted 1885 days ago

Looks like a heirloom to me :)

how are the breadboards fixed to the top? is it with glue only? pegs?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 1885 days ago

Hey Purp
I cut out the tongue of the bread board with several tenons I glued the center tenon and pegged the others with elongated holes for wood movement
Jim

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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PurpLev

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#8 posted 1885 days ago

10x

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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WildhorseAnnie

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#9 posted 1355 days ago

This table has seen us through many a meal and I love it!

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Molly

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#10 posted 607 days ago

This is awesome, my Dad built me a desk very similar to this but not anywhere near as nice, it was my college desk easy to set up and take apart still use it, as a computer desk but oh boy does it sway, yours is beauty first function after, mine is absolutely sentimental, he wrote me a note on the bottom, but I don’t think he intended on me using it for the next 15 years. By the way it was our first stain color vs natural conversation, it’s green! Beautiful!

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John's Woodshop

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#11 posted 606 days ago

Hey Jim,

Very nice table! How wide are the trestle bases? I have been commissioned to build a trestle table 7’ long by 3 1/2’ wide and I am trying to figure out how wide and thick to make the Trestles.

John

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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