Breakfast room table

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Project by Mark Shultz posted 08-06-2015 06:44 PM 1556 views 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Took a while, but finally finished this build. The design is a close derivative of a table by Daniel Chaffin. The top is birdseye maple, and the base regular maple, with a healthy dose of transtint medium brown and dark walnut. Top coated with Enduro Var gloss, rubbed down and back up to P2000grit with Abralon pads This was my first table, and learning curve was steep.

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#1 posted 08-06-2015 10:44 PM

Stunning work! I love everything about it.

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#2 posted 08-06-2015 11:48 PM

That’s a gorgeous dining table—and congratulations on your first table!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#3 posted 08-06-2015 11:54 PM

Great design and execution!

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#4 posted 08-07-2015 12:42 AM

beautiful table – i really like the sleek lines – well done!

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#5 posted 08-07-2015 12:50 AM

That’s a gorgeous table

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#6 posted 08-07-2015 02:23 AM

Elegant … very nice piece of work!

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#7 posted 08-07-2015 07:07 AM

Sweet looking table. Those are nice lines. Keep up the good work.

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#8 posted 08-07-2015 02:13 PM

This turned out nicely. I like the simple and elegant lines on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 08-07-2015 03:01 PM

That’s some beautiful wood and a pleasing form. It looks comfortable to sit at, letting people stretch their legs out and not have to worry about banging them underneath.

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#10 posted 08-07-2015 04:17 PM

Nice work! I’ve been admiring this table from the original FWW article and would love to build it some day. Really like your execution, it turned out great!

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#11 posted 08-07-2015 06:04 PM

Thanks all for looking, and the positive feedback. I agree with the comments that the lines are great, and i must give credit to Daniel Chaffin for his original design. I was designing something similar, but inferior, to this when I came across his FWW article. I didn’t bother to buy the detailed FWW plans but when I had questions (e.g. is it structurally sound if i skip the lower rail between the legs which he had in his design), Daniel himself answered a few email questions from me. Can’t beat that.

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