Dining Set

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Project by Tony posted 2473 days ago 1672 views 8 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just thought I would let you guys see the latest project before it leaves my workshop tomorrow!

The Dining table is 1m80 (71”) long 1M05 (41”) wide and 0m75 (29 ½”) high and weighs in at 95kg (209 lb). You may note that the table top in 3 planks wide the top is 45mm (1 3/4”) thick. The set of 6 chairs are pretty normal size, the customer is going to get the chairs upholstered himself.

Both the table and chairs are made from European White Oak. All the Oak is from the same tree, so the colour matching was really easy. The finish for both table and chairs is:
• Walnut Stain (NGR)
• Walnut Grain Filler
• Walnut Stain (NGR)
• Hard Wax Oil – 2 coats
• Fiddes Georgian Brown paste wax.

The project took about 2 months to complete and about 100 man hours

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#1 posted 2473 days ago

Beautiful Work!

I Love the smell of fresh cut walnut!

-- Normite Lou

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#2 posted 2473 days ago


what a treasure!

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#3 posted 2473 days ago

I love the grain matching in the top! Beautiful balance between the opposing sides. Anyone that can make a sturdy, comfortable chair has my instant admiration. Good job.

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#4 posted 2473 days ago

Very nice, the finish is wonderful, turned out very warm….

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#5 posted 2473 days ago

What a wonderful table Tony. It is a great show case of your skills.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 2473 days ago

Very nice … how many board feet do you think this project took?

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#7 posted 2473 days ago


The table took 54.27 bf and the 6 chairs took 27.81bf, total of 82.08 bf. Apart from the table top all the rest of the timber used is 1/4 sawn

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#8 posted 2473 days ago

Terrific result, Tony. I’d be very proud to make something that nice.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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Damian Penney

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#9 posted 2472 days ago

Looks fantastic, I’m jealous :)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#10 posted 2472 days ago

Such a nice looking table set Tony. I am sure the customer will be well pleased with this set.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#11 posted 2472 days ago

Just gorgeous-

Above you said, the top was 3 boards wide, though did you mean it was made from three boards, each resawn for a total of 6 boards wide?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#12 posted 2472 days ago

Excellent job on the table top and table. Nice chairs, too. 1 3/4” thick top, whew that’s thick. Thanks for posting with English units, I have trouble picturing metric deminsions, even though I am trying to use metric a little more in my woodworking.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#13 posted 2472 days ago

Dorje – None of it was re-sawn. The outside two boards are narrower planks, cut in half length ways.

The centre board was a really wide board – This is the two outer halfs (the centre was not too nice).

So yes there were a toatal of six sections. each section was re-jointed and biscuited, this was to help with the stability.

Here are some of the original planks of lumber (18”wide, 8/4)

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-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#14 posted 2472 days ago


Nice job with the table and chairs.

Very good work!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#15 posted 2470 days ago

Absolutely Beautiful Tony!

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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