Maple Pedestal Dining Table

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Project by Durbs75 posted 09-20-2016 10:48 AM 3250 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a beautiful BIG table made from solid maple. The table has multiple features including a substantial heavy base that has 2 belly shaped pedestals. The top features 2 pullout breadboard ends that will accept a leaf. The entire table and finish was made to my client’s exact specifications.

The table 4 feet x 9 feet (48 inches wide by 108 inches long). When both leaves are inserted, it’s an 11 foot table. However, it’s an option to only insert one leaf and it’s a 10 foot long table, so it’s customizable to be one of three lengths!! The pedestals are made from solid maple (8/4 stock laminated together) to make a 10 inch x 10 inch square blocks. The profile was then cut out on the bandsaw.

The overall design is a clean rustic look. The rustic nature comes from shadowed edges and natural defects like knots and subtle distress marks that the maple offers. Maple naturally splotches when stained and my client wanted this look to keep the table from looking more formal, thus the clean rustic look. The color is a custom 2 tone multiple step process. The finish is a satin acrylic poly sprayed on in 3 coats. It was a pleasure to craft this table and I know it will serve the family well for many many years!!

-- Carey Durbin, Marietta GA,

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 09-20-2016 11:13 AM

Nice work on that table!!


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#2 posted 09-20-2016 01:33 PM

Nice table. I like the breadboard style leaf extension.

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#3 posted 09-20-2016 01:40 PM

Great work

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#4 posted 09-20-2016 03:51 PM

Gorgeous table and it really goes well with the furniture and flooring in the room.

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#5 posted 09-20-2016 03:53 PM

That is one awesome looking table.

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#6 posted 09-20-2016 09:52 PM

Thank you all. I made quite a few samples to get to the final color but we finally got there! I debated on whether to use 1 inch steel square tube or Ash for the breadboard pullout leaf supports. I ended up using Ash and they are plenty strong!!

-- Carey Durbin, Marietta GA,

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#7 posted 09-20-2016 11:40 PM

That’s a great looking dining table! I like the rustic elegant look of it!

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#8 posted 09-20-2016 11:55 PM

Very nice. Did a good job of making it rustic looking.


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