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Project by jwicks posted 07-16-2009 06:36 PM 1711 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this kitchen table for my kitchen/dining area. I got the design from a project I saw on LJ’s by GarageWoodworks. I basically scaled that version down and adjusted some of the proportions to fit in the space. The top in 40”x40”.

It’s made of cherry, with legs tapered on 2 sides, mortise and tenons for the apron, and a cove detail cut into the leg. I glued up the top in 2 stages. It is attached to the aprons with wooden buttons. The buttons fit into slots I cut on the aprons prior to assembly. The cove detail was a little tricky since I don’t have a router table, and I was worried that the cove on the 4th side wouldn’t meet the 1st side cleanly. So I built a small jig which I clamped to the leg, that the collar on the router could run against. It was a little nerve racking, but in the end all of the cove’s connected.

For the finish I used 2 wash coats of #1 cut dewaxed shellac followed by Waterlox Original on the base and Waterlox Gloss on the top. After about 2 weeks of curing time I rubbed out the top to cut down some of the gloss.

This project was my first time using cherry, first time cutting tapers, and first time making mortise/tenons.

More pictures of the build can be found in my Picassa album:

Cherry Table

-- Jon





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CompleteRookie

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#1 posted 07-16-2009 06:54 PM

Great job. It looks fantastic!

I am planning a kitchen table as well similar to the one you have here and all of your firsts will be my firsts too. Where do you go to gain the appropriate knowledge on cherry, tapers and M&T? Did you do test pieces first? With the same wood or scrap? How long did this take (start to finish)? Looks like you used sketch up. Are there more details other that what is here?

Basically you walked down the EXACT path I am looking at … so anything that you can pass on would be appreciated

-- I can make firewood with the best of them!

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 07-16-2009 07:03 PM

Came out really beautifully!

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

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woodworm

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#3 posted 07-16-2009 07:29 PM

Really very nice.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 07-16-2009 08:15 PM

Hey Jon
Looks great well done. Love that cherry.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Randy Sharp

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#5 posted 07-16-2009 08:38 PM

Nice job, Jon! A great piece to learn new skills on too. Thanks for sharing this fine project.

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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#6 posted 07-16-2009 11:30 PM

Nice kitchen table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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douglbe

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#7 posted 07-17-2009 12:20 AM

Very nice table. The Cherry looks great. I’ve only used Cherry in a couple of small projects, but I like out it sands out and finishes; very smooth and glossy. Well done!

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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jwicks

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#8 posted 07-17-2009 12:54 AM

@CompleteRookie – The project took about 6 months from start to finish, but I was only putting in an hour or two here and there when I had spare time. The setup and cleanup time was more then the woodworking time I bet, LOL. I also started a handful of other projects during that period that took time away from this.

-- Jon

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RS Woodworks

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#9 posted 07-17-2009 07:03 AM

That looks like a fantastic table. Alot of firsts for one project and it seems they all turned out well!
Good work.

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#10 posted 07-18-2009 04:36 PM

Beautiful table in a nice dinning nook.

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

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