Cherry Dining Set

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Project by Gail posted 2577 days ago 1655 views 9 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch


Cherry Table and Benches – here’s the details

Table – legs from – top – 42 by 80 by 30 Seats 8 to 10
Benches – I made the legs to match the table – piano bench inspired. 15 by 40 by 17.5
Finish – Waterlox – Sealer, gloss and then satin final coat.


-- Gail,

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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 2577 days ago

very nice cherry table. color and finish is wonderful. well done

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dennis mitchell

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#2 posted 2577 days ago

Nice table…and those doors in the background are pretty cool too.

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#3 posted 2577 days ago

Almost has a Shaker feel to it?? I like it!


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#4 posted 2577 days ago

Simple, clean, classic. It will always be in style. Congratulations on a good job!

-- Dan in Central Oklahoma, Able to turn good wood into saw dust in the blink of an eye!

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Thos. Angle

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#5 posted 2577 days ago

Great design, clean and stylish. Really shows off the Cherry. Great idea to out source on the legs and a good match on the benches.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 2577 days ago

That is one great looking table. And like Dennis said those doors are great also.

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#7 posted 2577 days ago

That sure is beautiful work Gail. And I have to agree that those doors are really special too. Thanks so much for sharing

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#8 posted 2577 days ago

very very nice. how did you get the cherry to take the stain evenly?

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#9 posted 2577 days ago

This is a very nice project. Well finished and very clean lines. What is the seating arrangement for the long sides of the table?

PS: Like the garage/barn, especially the doors.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#10 posted 2577 days ago

well done!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#11 posted 2577 days ago

Thanks all. When I built my shop 5 years ago – I had to do something unique for the doors. I used the method for shop doors on John Lucas site – making a box frame and insulating them. The IPE on the outside is appliqued in a log cabin quilt pattern. They have held up nicely over the years and keep the cold out.

The customer is going to use the four Windsors they currently have with the benches. They may use the benches on the side or ends, not sure. There is no stain on the table top – just the Waterlox. I can’t wait to see how it darkens.
Thanks all!

-- Gail,

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#12 posted 2577 days ago

There is more pictures of the shop doors on my “workshop” page.

-- Gail,

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#13 posted 2577 days ago

I like the design of the doors but it,s hard not to notice the nail bleeds which are caused by not using galvanized nails.
I have seen a lot of people make that same mistake in the past, otherwise great job.

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#14 posted 2577 days ago

Hey John, I did use galvanized nails on the IPE. There is actually a disclaimer when you buy IPE – on the wood that you will get this type of reaction even with galvanized nails. It is more noticeable on the doors because they are hanging up instead of lying flat. I used IPE on my deck and fastened them with stainless steel screws and that seemed to do the trick.

-- Gail,

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#15 posted 2577 days ago

Thanks for the reply Gail, that makes a lot of sense.
It,s too bad that happened , i wonder if that would happen using brass screws. It,s a good thing to remember for anyone who is doing this type of project .
The finish must come off as the nail is going through the wood.

They are still beautiful looking doors.

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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