soft maple, purple heart, and walnut dining table

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Project by dwh posted 06-28-2009 11:15 PM 5549 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am new to the website and would like any opions (good or bad). I would also like to get an idea what this dining table might be sold for if you were the builder. Table is app. 96”x36”x30”. The top is 7/4 and the legs are 3”x3” with two sided taper. The finish is a two part conversion varnish by m.l. campbell

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#1 posted 06-28-2009 11:44 PM

Nice looking table. I like your mix of timbers and the details. Can’t help with pricing. Welcome to LJ’s looking forward to seeing more of your projects


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#2 posted 06-28-2009 11:54 PM

Racy looking table. Nice design, well done. Good luck on the sale.

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

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#3 posted 06-29-2009 12:17 AM

Very well done.

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

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#4 posted 06-29-2009 01:48 AM

I agree, very nice table. As far as pricing goes everything has nose-dived lately. I used to get $75 for a simple box, now, if I can even sell it, i get maybe $30? I tried to sell a beautiful oak parquet kitchen table and four matching chairs for $200 recently and I had no offers, Not even one. I had to lower it to $80 before I got it sold.

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#5 posted 06-29-2009 10:10 AM

Gorgeous table. Just Beautiful.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 06-29-2009 11:23 AM

looks great…very well done

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#7 posted 06-30-2009 03:34 PM

purple heart… very nice wood … good work!!

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#8 posted 07-01-2009 07:39 PM

Great looking table. It has been my experience that dinning tables don’t sell well without the chairs. They will sell, just not as fast. My advice is to do your own research and find what similar, high quality handmade tables are selling for. Then you can come up with a price you are comfortable with. I never lower my price unless I’m selling in quantity. You have to decide what works for you. If you are half the business person as you are the craftsman, you will have no problem’s.

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#9 posted 07-02-2009 06:26 AM

Like the table, but you really need to put to bed the notion that if you make something beautiful, you’re going to make money. You’ve cultivated a taste for stuff, but most people haven’t. The best compliment you’ll get is “That’s really purty! Someone’ll pay money for that!” But then when you even bring up the price of the wood, they’ll tell you “I could get a table cheaper than that at Wal-Mart!”

Build furniture because: it gives you satisfaction; and you get to own furniture YOU couldn’t afford! I could never afford a bedroom set of hand-dovetailed cherry dressers, but I have one because I built it!

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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#10 posted 03-23-2010 06:40 AM

ditto to WhattheChuck said. really it’s all about being able to own something extremely nice that you could never otherwise afford and if it sells then that is icing on the cake but build it prepared to give it away as a gift to family or good friends OR keep it and enjoy it.


btw i’d stick a 600-1000 price tag on it.

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#11 posted 04-20-2010 08:55 PM

When people say that they could get it cheaper at Walmart, my reply would be, “Go ahead. When it falls apart in 6 months, come back and get one that you can give your grandchildren.”

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#12 posted 04-20-2010 09:02 PM

Cool Looking Table!!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#13 posted 08-24-2012 06:30 PM

That is a gorgeous table! I don’t know how you are thinking of selling it but tables I make for clients that come into my boutique start at 1200$ (pine) and can go to 3000$! I would not sell that table for less than 2000$! But from my experience it is always easier to sell the idea of a custom table and then build it for a client, then to try to sell a finished one! But that is only if you are thinking of selling your work! Keep up the great work!

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#14 posted 05-27-2013 11:44 AM

Nice looking table.One of the most important pieces of furniture that you can buy for your home is the dining room table.Having the right dining table in your dining room can pull your entire ensemble together, making your dining room look friendly, inviting and comfortable.

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