|Project by Tom Pritchard||posted 05-16-2016 12:19 PM||1009 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
This past weekend, I finished my kitchen table project and I’m very happy with the overall results. I learned many lessons. I turned the legs without a duplicator. That was my biggest challenge. Being my first time doing so, I felt like I was somewhat consistent for each leg. The legs are made from 2×4’s, the table frame is made out of poplar and the top is top quality pine.
I used dowels to attach legs and frame together. To join each 1×6 pieces on top I used dowels too. The doweling jig I used worked very well. Hardly any scraping required after glue up.
Stained with Minwax “Cherry” stain. On top is Minwax ” Semi-gloss Poly”
Things I wish I would have done different…
1. Used real Cherry for the top.
2. Took time to understand how the drop leaf hinge works and how I should have located the hinge point.
3. Taken time to clean off the glue on top after clamping.
Besides that my wife is happy with it. Now we need to find some chairs.
Overall size is: 30” tall x 26” wide (closed) 50” (opened) x 40” long.
-- Tom in Madison, Indiana