Industrial Chic Dining Table & Benches

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Project by BadgerJoe posted 03-15-2015 10:10 PM 1372 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was the first piece of furniture that I ever built. At this point, I pretty much had only a miter saw and a router. My shop has grown significantly since then, but this is still our main dining room table.

The table is made of cedar and there is not a single glue joint anywhere – every piece is secured via a bolt or turn-buckle. Each piece was stained and finished prior to assembly.

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#1 posted 03-16-2015 10:39 AM

very interesting..I have never seen turnbuckles on furniture.

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#2 posted 03-16-2015 01:20 PM

nice job

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#3 posted 03-16-2015 04:21 PM

I really like the industrial look.

-- Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

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#4 posted 03-17-2015 08:27 AM

That just works for me! Something different with a statement. Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 03-17-2015 01:29 PM

Thanks for the comments.

The one thing I will add about the construction is that it requires a little maintenance… Over time the turnbuckles will loosen up a bit, and so every 6 months I have go around and tighten everything up. You have to balance the pressure evenly from side to side and have it tight enough to be sturdy, but not so tight that it would cause the top of the table to cup over time.

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