Dining table

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Project by Cedar Furniture Lodge posted 12-16-2016 06:02 AM 1878 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello LJ friends long time no post. I was commissioned to build a basic rustic 4’ X 4’ dining table. It started out pretty good till I got to the finish sanding part. My customer came by my shop and decided he wanted it 2’ longer and he wanted board added to the ends and going the other way like a breadboard ends. Never done that before and especially like he wanted. I also changed up the legs too, instead of two half stumps, I decided to attempt a trestle type legs or pedestal type. Not sure what to officially call them, you could drive yourself crazy trying to put a label on it lol. The legs were cool, but did learn a lot, especially how not to do it again lol. Great concept but executed amateurish you could say, next time I will give the uprights a little shape to make them more attractive instead of plain looking. All in all the customer was absolutely amazed and happy as can be and it’s was a local guy to boot.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#1 posted 12-16-2016 11:58 AM

Hey Todd, don’t you just love it when your customer changes his mind.
But it look pretty damn good to me Mate.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 12-16-2016 12:06 PM

Very awesome work sir.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 12-16-2016 12:42 PM

Awesome work as usual buddy!!! Well done

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 12-16-2016 01:58 PM

Beautiful table, Todd!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 12-16-2016 02:52 PM

Fantastic looking table, great job. How did you attach the breadboards?, dowels. Tenons?

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#6 posted 12-16-2016 03:17 PM

nice table

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#7 posted 12-16-2016 04:30 PM

Great looking table, vrty nice work.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#8 posted 12-16-2016 04:30 PM

Too bad the customer changed their mind – it looked better without the “breadboards” but I guess if the customer is happy it’s all good. It may be the photo angle but it looks tippy to me.

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#9 posted 12-16-2016 04:44 PM

Very impresive finish.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Cedar Furniture Lodge

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#10 posted 12-16-2016 07:36 PM

Thanks for all your comments and questions, it’s always good to get feed back and tip’s .Thank you and have a Merry Christmas everyone.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#11 posted 12-17-2016 03:18 AM

One word. beautiful!!
You should be proud of your fine work!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#12 posted 12-17-2016 01:10 PM

Total eye candy Todd.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#13 posted 12-17-2016 08:47 PM

Beautiful.simply the legs.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#14 posted 12-17-2016 10:57 PM

Wow. That is beautiful! Nice job.

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