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My first attempt at M&T jointery. Table is made out of Oak from Home Depot. Still didn’t have a table saw at that point so was unable to mill larger chunks of wood. As such, I had to glue 2 1X2’s together for the legs. Also, I didn’t know how to propery attach the table top to the apron and actually used a tongue-and-grove style joint to glue-up the two. Luckily, the table top is small so hopefully it won’t expand/contract too much and cause issues. Finished with 3 coasts of a home-made wiping vanish which is 1/3 pure tung oil, 1/3 polyurethane and 1/3 paint thinner.

-- dcutter





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stefang

12869 posts in 1959 days


#1 posted 1885 days ago

Nice job David. Good design and looks very well done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Doug

43 posts in 1934 days


#2 posted 1885 days ago

I think you did a great job Dave ! So how are you cutting your lumber ? Radial Arm ?

-- Use your imagination ! you'll be suprised

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 1884 days ago

Looks great!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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hasbeen99

183 posts in 2164 days


#4 posted 1884 days ago

You made that WITHOUT a table saw?? Holy cow! I’m impressed! Well done—very well done. I’m about to embark on my first effort with M&T joinery myself. Hope it turns out as well as yours did. :)

-- "The only thing that counts is faith, expressing itself in love." --Galatians 5:6

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tcoldewey

7 posts in 1969 days


#5 posted 1884 days ago

Excellent job. Great design. I’m looking to build something like that myself.

-- Terry

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CreekWoodworker

409 posts in 1923 days


#6 posted 1884 days ago

Nice table. I’m in the boat as you, no table saw. I’ve attached my table tops with pocket screws, tenon mortise joints everyhere else. Only time will tell if mine holds up, I never thought of using tongue-and-grove style joint to glue-up the top. I’ll be watching your post to see what the pros have to say.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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a1Jim

112010 posts in 2202 days


#7 posted 1884 days ago

This would look twice as nice if you made another one LOL. Great job cool clean design a great table

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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mtnwild

3474 posts in 2152 days


#8 posted 1884 days ago

That’s a great project. You worked with what you had to work with. Came up with a terrific design, that’s key, and did a super sharp, clean, piece of furniture. Well done!!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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David

110 posts in 1972 days


#9 posted 1884 days ago

Thanks for the nice words. I had been using a skill saw with a straight edge and clamps to make the cuts. Now, however, I do have a table saw (bought a Rigid from Home Depot) which was a great purchase. Since I’ve been building lots of stuff with M&T joints I also bought a Delta Tenoning jig which I absolutely love and highly highly recommend.

-- dcutter

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Hacksaw

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#10 posted 1883 days ago

I am glad to see you bought a tablesaw…Buying oak from home depot because of no saw ouch! I am sure you know how much cheaper you could have bought lumber from a hardwood supplier it oesn’t take many projects for the tablesaw to pay for itself!I use pocket screws for most of my tops and havn’t had a failure yet. You could also use “glue blocks” small blocks 3/4”x3/4”x 2 1/2” long glued to the apron and run screws up from the bottom to hold the top to the apron.Nice work keep it up!

-- Nothing's impossible...it just gets expensive

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sboyle

34 posts in 1883 days


#11 posted 1883 days ago

Really nice job! My wife has been asking me for a table like this for a while now. Did you design this yourself? I am new to woodworking and am a little hesitant to design something myself. This table is really sharp looking.

-- Hey, It will always make good firewood!!

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David

110 posts in 1972 days


#12 posted 1883 days ago

I did design myself however based it off of basic mission style furniture. A colleague I work with pointed out Stickley furniture which is where I got the idea. Honestly, there’s not much to “designing” your own stuff. Just sketch somethng up on paper and figure out your dimensions and sizes and go to it. Cheers, David

-- dcutter

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