red cedar table with bench seating

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Project by grizzman posted 1891 days ago 3194 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a red cedar table i made for my cousin in georgia, it’s legs and skirtings are made of antique southern heart pine, and has butter board end’s and sides made with black walnut, the tip of each leg is also highlighted with walnut, there are 4 benches total, 2 that are about seven feet long and 2 that are about 4 feet long.It will seat an easy 12 people and was made for large family gatherings, the table top is made with wide cedar boards, they were 12inches wide and were glued with biscuit jointery. the legs and skirting are done with mortise and tennon jointery and pinned with walnut. it was finished with 5 coats of polyurathane on the top for a long lasting finish. the benches were made with white oak legs for a strong durability and the tops are of coarse red cedar and the side skirting is antique southern heart pine.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#1 posted 1891 days ago

Hey Grizz
This is just darn pretty, a super job. that figure is great too.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1891 days ago

Great looking table and benches.

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#3 posted 1891 days ago

That’s a really nice looking table. I hope it wasn’t too big to get out of the shop or all the family gatherings will have to be at your house from now on.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#4 posted 1891 days ago

well dale i can tell you the table would be a back buster, but the top comes off of the base..its held on with strips of wood underneath, the strips go into a 1/4 datto and then screws go into the stips and into the table top…so it was moved in two pieces..and i had friends who did that, as i have a bad back…i have to get pretty creative in some of my builds…but i love to wood work , so i find a way…...thanks for the compliment though.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 1891 days ago

Beautiful table, cedar is one of my favorites.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#6 posted 1890 days ago

That color is just phenomenal. I love this piece. Great job.

-- Don't tell her I'm in the shop!

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#7 posted 1889 days ago

Now that is a real cool table/bench combination…..........great finish.

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#8 posted 852 days ago


-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#9 posted 813 days ago

This is beautiful, the red cedar is beautiful and the 5 coats of poly males the table look wet. This is awesome.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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