Dining Room Table

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Project by Wingstress posted 02-07-2015 11:17 PM 1974 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well this is my first table and certainly the largest thing I’ve ever built. I made a few amateur mistakes along the way, but a true sign of a good woodwork isn’t one that doesn’t make mistakes, however it’s one that can hide them along the way. All the wood was chainsaw milled in CT over the last few years and has been sitting in my shed drying ever since. I finally moved into a house big enough to make a table like this. The legs are 4.5X6 inches solid walnut that were cut from one solid large log. The cherry was found laying in the woods and chainsawed by my buddy. He was kind enough to give me some of the boards. All in all it was a really fun project. I can’t wait to build the chairs. However, I think I’m going to have to bite the bullet and buy some cherry because I don’t have enough for 8 chairs. I’ve been driving slow through the neighborhood looking for some downed cherry trees, but nothing is to be found…

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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#1 posted 02-07-2015 11:45 PM

I think it looks wonderful.

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#2 posted 02-07-2015 11:55 PM

Nice! Lots of cool character there!

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#3 posted 02-08-2015 12:28 AM

Very nice. Great job

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#4 posted 02-08-2015 01:22 AM

Wow! That’s awesome! I know that will hold a bunch of mighty turkeys, or even moose for Thanksgiving this year. Good n stout, and gorgeous.

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#5 posted 02-08-2015 03:17 PM

nice build

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#6 posted 02-08-2015 07:49 PM

That looks bomb proof, nice work. I’ve never seen butterfly joints on the legs before, nice detail.

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#7 posted 02-08-2015 08:05 PM

You did a nice job on that table.

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#8 posted 02-09-2015 05:04 AM

I like the joinery!

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#9 posted 02-09-2015 08:31 PM

I really like it. You did well showing off the natural beauty of the wood.

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