Walnut Dining Room Table

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Project by AstronomyDude posted 04-11-2017 06:20 PM 849 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

3 years ago I cut down a Walnut tree in San Antonio, had it sawed into 2” planks, then stacked it for 3 years to dry. My wife wanted a nice natural wood table for the dining area so I had a project.

I used the bookmarked center boards and wanted to leave the stubs where the branches went. I filled the center with one of the outer boards from the stack. That was fun matching it in.

Use hand planes then belt sander to get it flat. Used Poly finish to protect it.

The frame is made of some Maple that I had. Stained it to match the Walnut color.

I will use another board to make a matching bench to go by the window.

This was my very first furniture making attempt.

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#1 posted 04-11-2017 07:01 PM


The only down side is now you have to try—TRY to top that project!

-- just rjR

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#2 posted 04-11-2017 07:08 PM

not bad for your did a nice job filling in the mid section,not easy to do and make it look right,which you did.whats that bad boy tip the scales at?it doesnt look light.fantastic job,on to the bench!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 04-11-2017 08:11 PM

golly, that doesn’t need any compliments, it speaks for itself LOUDLY !!

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 04-11-2017 08:19 PM

Very nicely done. in fact fabulious

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 04-11-2017 08:53 PM

Wow! This is a magnificent table and the wood is wonderful.

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 04-11-2017 11:41 PM

What an amazing first project !! I’ll certainly be following your progress the sky is the limit !

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#7 posted 04-12-2017 01:30 AM

Simply amazing. I can’t believe that’s your first project. Well done. Love the wood and love the design.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#8 posted 04-12-2017 01:38 AM

Wow! What an undertaking for you first furniture making attempt. It’s beautiful! I bet the wide end it for the head of household.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#9 posted 04-12-2017 01:39 AM

Great looking table, very nice work.

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

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#10 posted 04-12-2017 10:28 AM

Great job!! I especially like the fact the leg assembly seems right for the top, very balanced.

-- You never cut a piece to short, you are just prepping that piece for a future project

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#11 posted 04-12-2017 11:14 AM

Very nice piece sir

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

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#12 posted 04-12-2017 12:50 PM

beautiful you did a great job

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#13 posted 04-12-2017 02:24 PM


-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#14 posted 04-12-2017 03:16 PM

Very satisfying going from a tree to a finished project. Great job.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#15 posted 04-12-2017 05:06 PM

That’s a serious hand planing task, well done. Table looks amazing.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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