Expanding Dining Table

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Project by pmayer posted 05-16-2016 12:02 PM 522 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My wife wanted a (slightly expanded) duplicate made of a table that has been in her family for four generations and has served as a dining table in at least five different homes in the family. I was honored to make this for her, as the original piece that I got to copy is one of my all-time favorites. Making the legs was the funnest part of this project, as they splay out 4 degrees in each direction while the aprons (rails) remain vertical. Made of air dried walnut and finished with Minwax wipe-on poly. I used Osborne extension hardware and alignment pins which I found to be superb. It’s shown here with the leaf installed, which adds about 14” in length to the table.

-- PaulMayer,

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#1 posted 05-16-2016 02:44 PM

That is super beautiful!

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#2 posted 05-16-2016 07:08 PM

Great work, pmayer. A dining table or a dining room set never gets boring.

-- Pete

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#3 posted 05-17-2016 03:06 PM

Damn nice job on your table Paul. Well done.

-- Mark

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#4 posted 05-17-2016 03:15 PM

Thanks, guys. I appreciate the nice words.

-- PaulMayer,

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#5 posted 09-21-2016 07:21 PM

That’s one pretty table!

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