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Project by ShakerBoxMaker posted 1804 days ago 7817 views 33 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this table using quarter sawn white oak. I finished it by adding a cherry stain and spraying two coats of Shermain Williams water white conversion varnish (catalyzed). It measures 42×60 closed and had 2 12” leaves that store in the table (not shown). I needed to hinge the skirt on the leaves to allow them to fit and still need to add the felt to the cross braces to prevent them from scratching as they will be stored face down.

I’m looking for a good chair design to go with it if anyone has plans or a good suggestion. I don’t want them to be too massive. Our 8-year old must be able to move them!

-- -- Mark in Fort Wayne, IN





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Stanley Coker

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#1 posted 1804 days ago

Great looking table. I love the leg design at the bottom of the legs.
Great Job. Please post the pic of the storage ideal for the leaves when you have it finished.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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Wheathills

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#2 posted 1804 days ago

Nice job.

-- Wheathills, Derbyshire, UK, http://www.wheathills.com

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Dudley

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#3 posted 1804 days ago

It’s a beauty. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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Kabashu

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#4 posted 1804 days ago

I’ve have my chairs picked out, looking for a table. Definately like yours. Try this http://www.finewoodworking.com/ProjectsAndDesign/ProjectsAndDesignArticle.aspx?id=28161

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navyman

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#5 posted 1804 days ago

thats all you can say its beautiful. nice work

-- Michael . USN ( Ret ) Batesville,AR

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Dennis_MGWW

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#6 posted 1804 days ago

Excellent work! I love the design. Did you design it yourself? I really like the flair at the bottom of the legs.

Great job!

-- Dennis, http://www.maplegrovewoodworks.com/ http://twitter.com/#!/MpleGrvWoodwrks

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KellyS

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#7 posted 1804 days ago

That’s a really nice looking table. There’s a good looking Stickley Brothers Mission chair in the Woodworker’s Journal December 2008 that might go really nice with your table. The feet are shaped to match sort of. Show us the chairs too when they are finished. Looks really nice.
Kelly

-- He who dies with the most tools wins!.....Just wait, I'm going to win!..ERR my wife will at least.

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CharlieM1958

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#8 posted 1804 days ago

I really like it. Excellent work.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#9 posted 1804 days ago

EXCELLENT build!

Love the construction details, the wood, design, color – EVERYTHING!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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RexMcKinnon

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#10 posted 1804 days ago

Beautiful. A-Z

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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Scott Bryan

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#11 posted 1804 days ago

This is my favorite style of furniture. The exposed tenons and arched stretchers add nice touches to the table’s appearance.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Mike Gager

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#12 posted 1804 days ago

very nice!

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CaptainSkully

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#13 posted 1804 days ago

Awesome table! The link above is for the Rodel chair:

Rodel Chair

I’ve also got plans from American Furniture Design to build these chairs:

American Furniture Design Chair

I like aspects of both. I like the spindles running down to the stretchers on AFD chair, but I really like the dovetail joints on Rodel’s chair. I may end up making a hybrid of the two.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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Mike Gager

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#14 posted 1804 days ago

i think i like the rodel chair a little better. only thing about the mission style chairs is the front edge of the seat at the corners, i wonder how comfortable the edge would be where the posts are? i guess it wouldnt be bad for skinny folks but us bigger guys might find it uncomfaortable.

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SCOTSMAN

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#15 posted 1804 days ago

That’s a sweet one I like it a lot. keep going and have more exiting things to show your old uncle Al.lol Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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