#2, Walnut Dining Table

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Project by Matthews posted 11-28-2016 09:02 AM 5919 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Up to now, my wife, child, and I have been using portable pop-up trays to sit down and eat dinner. Now we have this – I just moved it into the house tonight. Chairs will be project #3 or 4. I’m thinking my wife’s vanity might have to come next.

It’s a relatively small table which will seat four. All the wood is some variant of walnut except for the cherry strip inlaid across the width. As with the desk, a coat of danish oil and several coats of wipe-on poly provided the finish.

I had the tabletop done for some time but I didn’t know what I wanted to do with the legs. After watching some Sam Maloof videos recently…well, you can see the inspiration there. I contemplated putting some sort of stretcher to connect the legs across the width, but in the end, decided against it since the table is so small and very stable as-is. Time will tell how the joinery holds up.

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#1 posted 11-28-2016 04:03 PM

very nice

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#2 posted 11-29-2016 09:33 AM

Looks great! Question, hoow does the walnut hold up to every day use?

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#3 posted 11-29-2016 04:10 PM

JaimeFoxWood: Since building my desk, I’ve used it pretty much everyday, and it still looks great.

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#4 posted 12-01-2016 07:19 AM

Thanks! Contemplating making a walnut dinner table. My current one is made from dirt cheap fir. If I write on a piece of paper you can read what I wrote on the wood. :P

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#5 posted 06-25-2017 07:41 PM

This is a nice table and beautiful wood.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#6 posted 10-14-2017 10:29 AM

I dont think you will have any ptoblems with the joinery.

Here is a prototype I made years ago it got ejected from a tree house.

three targets designated.

-- Regards Robert

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#7 posted 10-18-2017 07:43 AM

Just got another one!

-- Regards Robert

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