Dining Room Table

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Project by horky posted 03-31-2016 12:37 PM 1110 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from Walnut. 72” x 42” with two 20” leafs so it is big when fully extended.
Shop made veneer on top of maple plywood, backing walnut veneer on the bottom. Solid wood edge all around with mitered corners. Solid wood aprons and build up legs.
Transtint mission brown dye, shellac seal coat, many, many coats of General Finishes Satin Top Coat. Lots of fun for sure.
Now onto the buffet.
Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 03-31-2016 01:04 PM

That’s a beauty. I like the curvee legs

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 03-31-2016 02:50 PM

Nice. Very nice work.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#3 posted 03-31-2016 03:46 PM

VERY NICE all the WAY!

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

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#4 posted 03-31-2016 11:46 PM

I have never heard of putting a veneer on top of maple ply. that would be a veneer on top of a veneer. Have you done this before? has it worked. I have heard of it on baltic birch or mdf or such, but never on a piece of maple ply. Is the maple ply running e-w and the walnut n-s or both the same way? gorgeous table I think the legs take it up a notch or two

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#5 posted 04-01-2016 12:00 AM

Michelletwo, yes I have veneered ply before and it works great if it is good ply. Yes, the grains are running opposite directions which further helps ‘lock it in place’. Thanks for the comments.

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#6 posted 04-01-2016 12:01 AM

Very nice, simple yet elegant.

-- The craftsman is his own harshest critic... Jeff (me)

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#7 posted 04-01-2016 12:29 PM

Looks great! How many coats of arm r seal? I have 3 full coats and one more thinned one and I am concerned about durability.

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#8 posted 04-01-2016 08:21 PM

Ropele, I used the water based High Performance poly. I sprayed it on. More than 5 and less than 10 as I lost count. I am sitlll learning on how heavy to put it on.

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#9 posted 04-01-2016 11:01 PM

really nice looking table – very elegant

-- Greg Simon

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