Dinning table

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Project by Holcombwoodworks posted 05-02-2015 11:31 PM 1592 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first project I’ve done in six years. We need a new table so I thought I’d give it a try. Man I’m hooked all over again. I’ve always liked Woodworking but after jumping in and building this table, I fell in love. I think it turned out pretty good. There’s a few things I’d do different, but hey that’s how we all learn right from are mistakes.

-- Brian holcomb Byron georgia

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#1 posted 05-02-2015 11:41 PM

I like the table design and the finish is fantastic. Welcome back to woodworking.

-- Art

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#2 posted 05-03-2015 12:13 AM

That is one beautiful table. What wood did you use for the legs (I have some ‘blonde walnut’ that looks a lot like those legs) ?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 05-03-2015 01:02 AM

Beautifully executed!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#4 posted 05-03-2015 01:44 AM

Love your table. Great job !!

-- FNG ... On a quest for knowledge.

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#5 posted 05-03-2015 01:59 AM

Love the simple but elegant design, nice work! (Now for some chairs.)

-- Smitty

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#6 posted 05-03-2015 02:18 AM

Very nice.

-- dshute, Warsaw, New York

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#7 posted 05-03-2015 10:37 AM

Absolutely beautiful finish on the table top. Are you actually going to put/spill something on that table top? Great job and welcome back.

-- DonB

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#8 posted 05-03-2015 11:29 AM

Great design & build, I really like the heartwood and sapwood together.

What finish did you use?

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#9 posted 05-03-2015 12:57 PM

adding the swoop to the legs made them very graceful and really adds to the piece.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#10 posted 05-03-2015 01:08 PM

It’s a nice beautiful table and you’ve done a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 05-03-2015 03:41 PM

I left out a few details that a few people have asked me about. for the finish, I applied a coat of boiled linseed oil that thined down with mineral spirits to the top. Then top coated with General finishes armor seal wiping varnish. The legs I did alittle different. I made the legs from soft maple, but I wanted the get the contrasting color of the maple alittle closer to the sapwood of the walnut. So I used a amber shellac that thinned with alcohol for the first two coats. Then top coated with armor seal. In the future I will probably use some dye but I didn’t have any on hand and need to finish the project. Thanks everyone for the nice comments. I’m new to lumber jocks and everyone has been real welcoming. Thanks again.

-- Brian holcomb Byron georgia

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#12 posted 05-03-2015 05:54 PM

Looks beautiful. I like the contrast between the top and the legs. Great work.

-- Newcomer to Woodworking, Looking to Learn More

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#13 posted 05-03-2015 06:02 PM

Nice table, Holcomb! I like the contrasting woods and leg shape. Mortise and tenon on the apron joinery? Welcome to Lumberjocks and thanks for sharing!

-- God bless, Candy

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#14 posted 05-03-2015 08:12 PM

Thanks. I did a double mortise and tienon for the legs to aprons and 6 lose tenons per joint for the top. Alittle overkill. T&G breadboards with 4 dowels.

-- Brian holcomb Byron georgia

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#15 posted 05-03-2015 11:29 PM

Gorgeous table.

Welcome to lumberjocks!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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