Kitchen Table

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Project by Page posted 2758 days ago 2218 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Was in need of replacing an old table that was made up of some compressed wood covered in formica. Table was made from a 13 foot 8/4 slab of cherry wood. The top was glued up from several pieces that were milled from the slab. The legs were ruff cut on the bandsaw then shaped on the router table with jig. Base was assembled with loose mortise and tenon joinery. The apron and stretchers were cut with a slight bottom arc to them and accented with a thin strip of Gaboon ebony to form an 1/8” reveal. I also curved the ends of the top with with a router. The finish was 5 coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal with final coat buffed with #0000 steel wool and Renaissance wax.This was my first attempt at constructing a Kitchen table. I wanted something that was a simple but elegant. Next feat would be making some chairs to go with the table.

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#1 posted 2758 days ago

Great job on the table and good luck with the chairs!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 2758 days ago

Beautiful, nice design, is this your own design ? Great finish also.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 2758 days ago

Nice looking table and the Cherry grain looks great. Was the top resawed into 1” planks. The top also seems to have a slight curve on the ends. Is that just an optical illusion? How wide did you make the apron? Has the color aged much since it was last sanded?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#4 posted 2758 days ago

The design for the table can from different pics I’ve seen of some tables.
The top was resawn to final 7/8” and edged glued about 8 pieces. The table is about 40”x48” if I recall. The top was curved with a router. I made the aprons 4” wide with 3/8” arc the distance of the pieces. The color has slightly gotten darker, the table is only a few months old. I guess it will get nice with age.

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#5 posted 2758 days ago

“I guess it will get nice with age.”

Correction: “I guess it will get nicer with age.”

I like the way this all came together, Page. I think you nailed it – simple and elegant indeed. You’ve achieved a delicate look without the table looking fragile. I really like the use of arcs and the tapered legs with a gentle curve are two design features that I don’t believe I’ve seen combined.

Well done.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#6 posted 2751 days ago

WOW Page, that is gorgous…I’m going to build a dining table for my wife and I…as soon as I finish the other 3 or 4 projects I’m working on…from what I understand, that’s woodworking

-- Cheers

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#7 posted 2749 days ago

Beautiful Table. Been doing this long?

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#8 posted 2749 days ago

a gorgeous table – something to be treasured.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#9 posted 2744 days ago

Thanks for the compliments guy /gals.
Michael, as for how long I’ve been doing this; This was my 4th completed project. I’ve only had my equipment for about a year. Time is the key, never have enough of it.

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Dan'um Style

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#10 posted 2352 days ago

extremely nice table.
beautiful project.
looking forward to seeing more of your work.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#11 posted 2352 days ago

That is one fine table. I like the combined accent of the curved apron with the ebony highlight.

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#12 posted 2341 days ago


-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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