Hall Table

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Project by Marc5 posted 08-24-2009 09:33 PM 1703 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got a good deal on a couple hundred board feet of ash so the next several projects are going to be ash. This table was based on a table my wife seen at crate and barrel. It has tapered legs and I used Java stain because the model had a very dark finish. If you happen to see a few plane tracks that is intentional trying to match the one my wife seen. I hand cut dovetail joinery in the legs in lieu a mortise & tenon to see if I could do it and personalize the project.

Any comments good or bad are appreciated.

-- Marc

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#1 posted 08-25-2009 02:39 AM

Nice hall table.

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Ben Kahmann

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#2 posted 08-25-2009 03:05 AM

Great looking table and the joints are spot on, nice

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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#3 posted 08-25-2009 05:05 AM

The joinery adds great visual intress to an allready very nice table well done!.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#4 posted 08-25-2009 05:09 AM

cool table and nice dovetails

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#5 posted 08-25-2009 01:43 PM

i like the dovetailed aprons

i do have a question though, why would you want to leave the plane tracks? ive heard other people mention doing this

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#6 posted 08-25-2009 07:17 PM

I’m in the middle of building a hall table. What are the dimensions of yours?

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#7 posted 08-26-2009 01:10 PM

Mike – The original piece touted plane tracks signifying it has hand made (on the tag) and prior to making this tablk I spoke to two of the L/N representatives @ one of their shows and both acknowledged that a small amount of this is acceptable. So I guess I figured it was O.K. and most importantly my wife is happy with the results.

jsheaney – 16Wx42Lx30H

-- Marc

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#8 posted 08-27-2009 04:01 AM

This design really interests me. I have a slab of two-inch thick walnut that I’ve finished and been looking for leg designs to use to make a sofa table and this design looks like a good candidate.

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends

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#9 posted 10-20-2009 02:58 PM

I really like the dovetails. It really added a lot of interest to the piece.

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