Dining Set

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Project by Tony posted 07-12-2007 10:32 PM 2409 views 7 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 07-12-2007 10:40 PM

Beautiful Work!

I Love the smell of fresh cut walnut!

-- Normite Lou

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#2 posted 07-12-2007 11:14 PM


what a treasure!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 07-13-2007 12:31 AM

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 07-13-2007 02:16 AM

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

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

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#5 posted 07-13-2007 02:34 AM

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 07-13-2007 03:45 AM

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

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#7 posted 07-13-2007 10:54 AM


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 07-13-2007 11:57 AM

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 07-13-2007 03:54 PM

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 07-13-2007 05:24 PM

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 07-13-2007 05:35 PM

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 07-13-2007 06:46 PM

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 07-13-2007 06:48 PM

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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#14 posted 07-13-2007 08:00 PM


Nice job with the table and chairs.

Very good work!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#15 posted 07-15-2007 08:34 PM

Absolutely Beautiful Tony!

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

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