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Project by Pete Shively posted 11-08-2015 04:10 PM 978 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We needed to replace our ugly, mismatched, and broken/abused dining table. I built this to match the room’s woodwork/trim, which my brother-in-law designed and crafted so beautifully several years back. This long-term project required more than a few “adjustments” and other lessons learned along the way. But in the end, I’m pleased with the final result. Just in time for Thanksgiving.

-- Pete Shively in Madison





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#1 posted 11-08-2015 04:21 PM

Very nice! Elegant design. Please share your finish recipe.

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#2 posted 11-08-2015 05:24 PM

That is truly beautiful.

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#3 posted 11-08-2015 05:51 PM

Thanks, Captain. Glad to share finish recipe—nothing special, just what’s worked for me to match woodwork in room.
- not a purist (no fuming and just not that skilled in any case)
- stain= Woodwright Northern Indiana collection old world mission – CF-5190 http://www.woodwrightfinish.com/stains-northern_indiana_collection.htm , 2 applications by brush, both light (excess rubbed off after just a bit); let dry for min. 4 days
- finish=General Stains Enduro Var Urethane semi gloss (water-based) https://generalfinishes.com/professional-products/water-base-topcoats-and-sanding-sealers/enduro-var#.Vj-K4nv7LqQ 3 applications to base; 5 applications to top/sides, using Homestead finishing Taklon brush. Light sanding (respectively higher grits) between coats and buff.

-- Pete Shively in Madison

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#4 posted 11-08-2015 10:45 PM

Very nice! Nothing beats quarter-sawn oak….

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#5 posted 11-08-2015 11:59 PM

Pete, that is fantastic. Does it expand? Next you need to make matching chairs. :D

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#6 posted 11-09-2015 01:12 AM

That is beautiful

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#7 posted 11-09-2015 02:39 AM

Thanks, Art. It does expand (I re-used the undercarriage hardware from the old table). I’m working on a couple leafs now/yet. And totally agree that matching chairs are needed next. Those in pictures are from old dining set.

-- Pete Shively in Madison

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#8 posted 11-09-2015 04:19 AM

Well now, there is about a kilobuck of QSWO put to good use! That is beautiful, and you got the rays to come out nicely. I hope that finish is really tough, or that there is some other sacrificial surface used to avoid scorch and score marks.

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#9 posted 11-09-2015 09:35 PM

great design

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#10 posted 11-11-2015 08:28 PM

Thanks, Dark_Lightning. I was able in this case to manage better than a kilobuck on the oak—I think about $250 in all; and that total was only because I had a couple very generous suppliers for most of it that had remnant stock in barns that they were willing to sell at very bargain prices. But full retail price now…yep, ouch, which I did pay for 2-3 boards.

On the finish…yep, I’m a bit concerned too..it seems to be hardening further with each day, but still…and given the proclivities of 3 teenage boys in the house….Maybe a Kevlar covering…?

-- Pete Shively in Madison

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#11 posted 11-11-2015 08:37 PM



On the finish…yep, I m a bit concerned too..it seems to be hardening further with each day, but still…and given the proclivities of 3 teenage boys in the house….Maybe a Kevlar covering…?

- Pete Shively

LOL with work that nice, it needs to be Diamond coated!!!
but seriously Fantastic job!!!!

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