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Project by Sawdustonmyshoulder posted 11-30-2015 08:02 PM 1383 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this Farm Table because I wanted to. How about that? Now I have to find a home for it.

It’s 34” X 86” X 30” with an Oak top with pine legs and poplar skirt. The oak is beautiful and wormy! Breadboard ends. Seats 8. Got to use all my tools and jigs on this one: table saw, radial arm saw, band saw, lathe, jointer, hollow-chisel mortiser, routers, belt sander, palm sander, loose tenon jig and corner removing jig.

The skirt was mortised into the legs and I used pocket screws to attached the top to the skirt being mindful to enlarge the holes in the skirt to allow for movement.

I used Old Masters Wiping Stain with 4 coats of wipe-on poly, and homemade chalk paint. I found the paint at my local Lowes in the ‘miss-mixed’ group for $2.50 for a quart regularly $17.50 per quart.

Thanks for looking.

-- Makin' Sawdust!!!





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jburklow

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#1 posted 11-30-2015 09:25 PM

awesome job!! love that you built it just to build it and it looks fantastic. I am sure that where ever it ends up it will look great in its new home and whoever gets it will love it.

-- Jeff Lemont, IL. https://jeffscustomfurniture.com

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#2 posted 12-01-2015 01:40 AM

Looing good Dusty! That oak is totally awesome. An outstanding job.

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Dutchy

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#3 posted 12-01-2015 07:37 AM

Looks very nice.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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Andy

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#4 posted 12-01-2015 05:16 PM

Nice job, like the rustic wood contrasting with the crisp paint. How did you attach the bread board ends?

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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Sawdustonmyshoulder

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#5 posted 12-01-2015 07:16 PM

Andy,

I made a 3/8” thick tongue on the end of the boards of the table. This tongue was 1-1/2” long. I cut this tongue back to 3/4” except for about 3” in the middle of the table and 3” on each side of the table. See photo of drawing. Then on the breadboard, I cut a 3/8” stopped groove in the side and then took it to the hollow chisel mortiser and cut the groove deeper in places to accept the long spots of the tongue. I dry fit the breadboard on the table and drilled holes through the breadboard and the long tongues on each end. I took the breadboard off the table and elongated the holes on the end tongues to allow for wood movement. After the dry fit, I took the breadboard to the bench and used a smoothing plane to make the connection a slight spring joint. I put the breadboard on the table only gluing the center long tongue and using a long pipe clamp clamped it to the table. I then pinned the center using a dowel and put dowels through the end holes.

Sorry for the crude drawing…I didn’t photograph these steps.

Hope it helps out.

-- Makin' Sawdust!!!

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Gixxerjoe04

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#6 posted 12-02-2015 01:07 AM

Looks really good, did you turn the legs yourself? Also did you attach the top with pocket holes?

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Sawdustonmyshoulder

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#7 posted 12-02-2015 12:48 PM

Gixxer, yes I turned the legs. Check out my project post previous to this project. I have a shopmade lathe duplication set up that works GREAT!! I have blogged it.

I did use pocket screws BUT I did modify the pocket holes to allow for wood movement.

-- Makin' Sawdust!!!

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Gixxerjoe04

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#8 posted 12-02-2015 01:14 PM

Been wanting to make one similar, have a lathe where I could turn them just not sure how it would go since it’s only 3/4hp. Thought about buying the pre made legs from lowes for $60, would be more expensive than making them but would save a ton of time I’d say.

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Sawdustonmyshoulder

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#9 posted 12-02-2015 03:02 PM

Gixx, that’s plenty of power. My lathe is only 1/2HP and it does fine.

-- Makin' Sawdust!!!

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 12-02-2015 03:19 PM

Nice looking table.
Looking at the photo it looks like your going attach the top with pocket screws ,that will defiantly be a problem with wood movement. Given you did the bread board ends so well perhaps I’m missing something.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Sawdustonmyshoulder

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#11 posted 12-02-2015 04:33 PM

Jim, it’s hard to see in the photos but I enlarged the holes to allow for movement. Not as extreme as this but I did enlarge the hole to where the head of the screw had a small amount of space to hold on to.

Thanks.

-- Makin' Sawdust!!!

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 12-02-2015 04:45 PM

I’m guessing you used that technique before and it turned out ok? Good thinking. Here’s what I use ,not that everyone has to do things the same way. You would be amazed how many folks have no idea about wood movement.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 12-02-2015 04:47 PM

This is a real beauty. It will make a wonderful farm table.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Sawdustonmyshoulder

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#14 posted 12-02-2015 05:19 PM

Jim, I did use this before. I did it in a 54” X 120” conference table back in 2008. Saw the table a few days ago and it’s alive and well.

-- Makin' Sawdust!!!

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a1Jim

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#15 posted 12-02-2015 06:03 PM

Good to know it’s a time-tested approach. Thanks again for the info.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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