Mission Style Harvest Table

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Project by WoodGal posted 05-03-2015 03:59 AM 4356 views 39 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to build a big beefy harvest table out of white oak. The man of the house wanted a 3” thick top and he wanted the legs to be tapered on all sides. Here are a few finished pictures of the table and if you’re wanting to see nearly 60 in-progress pics of the build you can visit my blog site which is to view the gallery.

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#1 posted 05-03-2015 04:09 AM

Boy—you had to have a helper to lift that top. Beautiful, but obviously a lot of work!

I built a similar size table with only a 1.5” top. Moving it is still a bear. Hard on the back!

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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#2 posted 05-03-2015 04:17 AM


The table is really beautiful, but I can’t fathom how you handled all that heft. It must weigh a ton. I’m certain your client was absolutely delighted.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#3 posted 05-03-2015 07:41 AM

Wow, this thing is bomb proof and still elegant. Great work.

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#4 posted 05-03-2015 10:51 AM

I agree with siavosh..elegant & bombproof.. i just built a table, probably weighs 8 lbs..I cannot imagine how you dealt with the considerable weight. Great build.

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#5 posted 05-03-2015 11:35 AM

Really well done and DONE! Beautifully executed.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#6 posted 05-03-2015 01:06 PM

This table is absolutely beautiful and so nicely done. You also have a beautiful shop building and nice equipment and shop layout. Congratulations.

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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#7 posted 05-03-2015 01:28 PM

I’m most impressed on your skills. Your blog and photos of this project were well presented.
Thanks for sharing.

-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense

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#8 posted 05-03-2015 02:34 PM

Another great piece with outstanding results ,very cool and beautiful work. I enjoyed viewing you blog and seeing your wonderful shop and excellent step by step photo work up on this project. You are and outstanding craftswoman.

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

I love the style, finish and craftsmanship. Beautiful.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#10 posted 05-03-2015 03:34 PM

Beautiful job on this table. Design and craftsmanship top notch. Thanks for sharing your progress photos. Your final finish came out great. I think I’ll educate myself on that process. Fine work all around. Nice professional shop too. Well done.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#11 posted 05-03-2015 07:43 PM

Very impressive table,love the design,checked your blog and became inspired. Was surprised at what you can do with the track saw. Well done!

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#12 posted 05-03-2015 07:50 PM

Wow!! Very beautiful design and craftsmanship. It looks like it was a good workout?

-- Dennis Zongker

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#13 posted 05-03-2015 11:04 PM

Wow! Very, very nice! Love the tapered legs

-- "Why am I soft in the middle when the rest of my life is so hard?"

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#14 posted 05-04-2015 01:30 AM

Thanks all for the kind words. Yes, it was a beast but with my 4’x8’ torsion box assembly table it wasn’t bad at all to work with. There’s absolutely NO WAY I could have managed any of this build without that assembly table. When I did need to flip the top, I had one of my sons come and help. I’d build another harvest table just like it if I had the opportunity….I really love building Mission stuff!

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#15 posted 05-04-2015 02:53 AM

Wonderful design and the finish looks fantastic as well : )

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