|Project by jdh122||posted 03-06-2015 04:20 PM||2103 views||13 times favorited||13 comments|
My new dining table. It’s based on a recent article by Tommy MacDonald (and one featured on his show). I’d been planning to make a table with this type of extension system for a while but couldn’t seem to get my head around how it worked until I got my hands on the article (Fine Woodworking). It’s really slick, all works with no metal hardware, which you can see in the last two pictures with the top removed. The top just sits on the table, with two dowel-alignment pins (turned on my pole-lathe).
The design was for a more traditional farmhouse table with turned legs but I opted for 2-sided tapered legs and put a bit of a curve on the aprons.
Red oak, finished with Tried & True varnish. I hope the finish will stand up to real world use. If not I’ll probably add a coat of wiping poly eventually.
Thanks for looking.
-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests