Folding dining room table for NYC

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Project by LoganN posted 02-13-2016 05:31 PM 1214 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Friends of ours live in NYC and need space saving furniture and haven’t had a dining room table because of that. They found a table they liked online, but it was too big, so they asked me to make this. It is 29” wide when open 14.5” when closed. The length is 50” and it is 30” tall. The benches are nesting type benches and are made to fit under the table. One bench is 18.5” tall and the stools are 17.5” tall. The whole thing is made of cherry and maple.
The legs were, by far, the most annoying part of this build. They were very difficult and kept coming up a little off of what they were supposed to be.
Finish is spray on lacquer, which did not like the cold weather in Rochester at this point in the year. It came out nicely, but it was touch and go for a while!
Thanks for looking and offering thoughts

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#1 posted 02-13-2016 06:27 PM

I like the design. I think it is a nice looking functional piece of furniture. Well suited for a smaller living space.

The one thing I wouldn’t want, if I were to build it, was the exposed hinges. The hinges visible when the table is set for use and the ones visible when the table is stowed. I think a drop leaf would hide both.

It is a nice table and I hope that your friends have many years of memories using it.

-- Mel,

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#2 posted 02-13-2016 09:35 PM

Very nicely done.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 02-13-2016 09:39 PM

As nice as it is ambitious my friend.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#4 posted 02-13-2016 10:57 PM

Very nice design, and build, great work.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#5 posted 02-14-2016 02:17 AM

This turned out well. Interesting design.

-- Joe - - Don't be pessimistic, it never works anyway.

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#6 posted 02-16-2016 02:34 AM

Thanks all! It turned out well and I’m pretty proud of it

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