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Project by Chuck1685 posted 06-01-2016 04:05 PM 922 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cherry dining table I made for our living room. Overall dimensions are 96”x42”. The top started off as 6/4 rough cut cherry that was milled down to just under 5/4. I finished the top using a new method, just as an experiment. I started with two coats of Waterlox Tung oil. Once dry I went directly over the top of it with 2 coats of General Finishes Arm R Seal semigloss. It turned out pretty good. I feel like the tung oil brings out the grain a little bit more than just the polyurethane. We will see how it holds up. For the base, I just made a simple frame with turned legs and painted black. We refinished some old chairs my wife had and painted them black to match. All in all I’m pretty satisfied with the final results. Makes a nice addition to the dining room and is big enough for the whole family. Thanks for looking!





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BurlyBob

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#1 posted 06-01-2016 04:20 PM

You should be very satisfied. That’s a very good looking table.

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oldrivers

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#2 posted 06-01-2016 04:26 PM

Beautiful!(I love to work with Cherry) Congratulations on your stunting work.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#3 posted 06-01-2016 06:02 PM

Very nice looking table and the chairs go well with it! Attractive combination.

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#4 posted 06-01-2016 06:18 PM

Really nice looking table!

-- Chris K

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#5 posted 06-01-2016 06:48 PM

Very nice combination – beautiful table

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#6 posted 06-01-2016 07:57 PM

Cool, looks nice

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#7 posted 06-01-2016 11:50 PM

Great looking dining table!

I’ve always liked the combination of Danish oil, topped with semi-gloss polyurethane. I think the Danish oil brings out the beauty of the wood better than the poly alone.

-- Dean

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Roger

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#8 posted 06-02-2016 01:06 PM

A beautifully crafted table. I can see some fantastic dinners on this

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#9 posted 06-02-2016 01:46 PM

This table is so beautiful and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 06-02-2016 02:06 PM

Beautiful wood and table! The finish came out great.

-- Dave, York, PA, WildSide Woodworking

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#11 posted 06-02-2016 03:16 PM

beautiful work

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#12 posted 06-02-2016 06:10 PM

Thank you all for the kind comments!

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