|Project by JBrow||posted 03-09-2016 06:41 PM||804 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
The Dinner Room Table is elliptically shaped and designed to comfortably seat 6, but can accommodate 8. It has 2 end chairs with arms and 6 side chairs. The table and chairs are from walnut and the chairs have 3 coats of polyurethane while the table has 5 coats. The top is three layers of walnut, one face glued to the other with a ¾” setback for each layer. Only the top is a solid surface; the lower two levels are open in the center with wood only at the ends and sides. The elliptical tops were shaped with a jig saw and a router straight bit, both tools mounted to a shop made elliptical jig. The table top is bolted to the separate base through slots in the base and threaded inserts in the top accept the bolts.
The chairs echo the three layer design of the table. I used a template for the back legs and tapered two faces of the front legs. I used mortise and tenon joints wherever possible which were pinned with walnut dowels for added strength.
I learned a little about upholstery, since I upholstered the chairs with cloth myself. I used ¼” plywood and ¾” plywood as upholstery templates. I also learned the importance for breaking up wide glue-ups into several separate glue ups.
The table was completed in 2007 and the chairs in 2009.