Dining table and chairs

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Project by daved posted 05-03-2010 01:45 PM 1345 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this cherry table and 8 chairs. It did take 3 months in spare time. I used a Leigh Super FMT for all the chair mortise and tenons. It did save a considerable amount of time. I am working on a matching sideboard and hexagonal kitchen table to store the extra chairs I am not using every day.

-- Dave Dahlke

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#1 posted 05-03-2010 02:07 PM

interesting table top

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#2 posted 05-03-2010 02:17 PM

Beautiful table, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 05-03-2010 02:26 PM

Wow. That is really fine.

I would like a little more info. Do you have any more pictures? The back splat looks really nice. Is it bent?

Good Job,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 05-03-2010 02:53 PM

Great looking table and chairs. You did a beautiful job on them. More pictures would have been nice. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 05-03-2010 07:13 PM

Eight chairs! Chairs seem like they would be very difficult. Very nice work.

-- Scott - Houston, Texas

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#6 posted 05-04-2010 02:40 AM

The back splat is two pieces of 1/8 cherry bent and glue laminated over a form, then shaped with a jigsaw. I resawed the cherry out of 3/4 and planed it using a temporary table covered with formica on the planer bed. I also tried my best to use cherry from the same board when gluing up pieces for various parts. After a year or so you really see your bad choices in cherry wood selection show up as the sun darkens them to different shades. The table top is 3/4 cherry plywood with solid wood edging. I gave both chairs and table a few Greene and Greene tweaks . The seats were upholstered by a local shop with faux leather. The plans for the chairs came from “Benches, Chairs & Beds by Woodworkers Journal”.

-- Dave Dahlke

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