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Project by Jordash posted 01-27-2016 11:18 PM 607 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This tall table, kitchen island unit thingy was made mostly by hand, including ripping the 2” thick legs by hand. It’s made from recycled oak (old church pews), which meant lots of planing to take the original varnish off. I learnt a couple of valuable lessons during this project (my first proper furniture piece); design mortise and tenon joints to suit your chisels not what looks right on sketchup; be flexible with the original design and don’t be afraid to change the original plan if something looks and feels better.





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Bill_Steele

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#1 posted 01-28-2016 02:01 PM

Nice looking table Jordash. The breadboard ends are a nice touch. I’ve never built anything just using hand tools—I’ll have to try that sometime. I imagine it requires quite a bit of skill and patience to get square edges, consistent thickness and lengths.

Great job!

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ohwoodeye

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#2 posted 01-28-2016 03:29 PM

Being in the kitchen, you may regret not having added a drawer in the front apron. Just as you can never have too many clamps,............you can never have too much storage in the kitchen.
Still an attractive piece. The breadboard edges add a lot of character.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Jordash

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#3 posted 01-28-2016 09:15 PM



Nice looking table Jordash. The breadboard ends are a nice touch. I ve never built anything just using hand tools—I ll have to try that sometime. I imagine it requires quite a bit of skill and patience to get square edges, consistent thickness and lengths.

Great job!

- Bill_Steele

Thanks, actually it’s not too hard to get flat and square, don’t forget I’m a beginner. The key is to take fine shavings as you get close and check regularly with a straight edge and/or square and concentrate on the high spots, you soon get into a groove. I think it only took a couple of hours work to plane that top.

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