My first dining table.

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Project by antiquegarageguy posted 02-17-2016 04:34 PM 1101 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first attempt at making a dining table & my first job in my new shop. It’s just some ol Georgia oak. I decided last minute to add in the strips of Walnut. I really just needed more width to the table & it worked out great I think. It was definitely a learning experience. Let me know what you think. Good or bad please. Thanks. Joey

-- JLA Woodworking Macon,Georgia

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#1 posted 02-17-2016 04:42 PM

Ok – here’s the bad

now the good – how about great, dynamite, absolutely perfect with the walnut inserts. I just love it when someone thinks outside the box
I guess I couldn’t find anything bad but I’ll keep looking ‹(•¿•)›

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 02-17-2016 05:47 PM

Nice table. I really like the combination of woods, and the more subtle contrast of the medium brown to dark brown. Well done.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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#3 posted 02-18-2016 12:24 AM

Beautiful table, woods and finish. The bread board edge is a nice touch.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 02-18-2016 12:53 AM

Great looking dining table—a homerun for your first one! The oak and walnut combo works really well!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#5 posted 02-18-2016 07:06 PM

That’s a great looking table, the walnut really adds to it.
My only critique is that to me the legs look a little thick relative to the table size. Strictly a taste thing.

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#6 posted 02-19-2016 12:40 AM

Very nice! How is the top attached?

-- Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

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#7 posted 02-19-2016 01:12 AM

Screws & brackets. It’s 2 pieces. The top & the base. The legs & skirting are mortise & tennon. The top has biscuits & the bread boards are doweled with the middle of the bb glued only.

-- JLA Woodworking Macon,Georgia

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