Walnut round dining table

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Project by cubicalmonkey posted 12-28-2016 05:50 PM 809 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wifey wanted a round table for our kitchen so she found the way overpriced pottery barn version. Used the design for inspiration since I thought it looked nice as well. First time making anything big and round but it came out decent. I glued and pocket hole screwed the top which after doing that and reading, discovered that may have been a mistake so we shall see. The apron is bent lamination- three pieces of walnut cut to about 3/8” thickness. Just gave them a hot steam shower so they were pretty wet and started wrapping them around the cleats under the table. Sanded the top to 220 and wet sanded with BLO to fill in the grain and give a little deeper color. Experimented with French polishing the top using shellac which seems to have worked out well. I kind of don’t expect the shellac to hold up too well with daily use but we also wanted something simple and easily repaired.

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#1 posted 12-28-2016 08:45 PM

Beautiful table. Great job.

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#2 posted 12-29-2016 01:22 AM

Absolutely stunning. You did a fantastic work building that table.

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#3 posted 12-29-2016 03:51 AM

+1with BurlyBob, what else can you say?

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#4 posted 12-29-2016 04:13 AM

Beautiful table!!!

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#5 posted 12-29-2016 01:55 PM


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#6 posted 12-29-2016 02:18 PM

Well done, it looks great.

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