Stickley style dining table

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Project by tbone posted 05-11-2010 04:45 AM 5949 views 13 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a table I actually finished about 3 or 4 years ago. Like most of my stuff—quartersawn white oak, fumed, and topped off with a few coats of pure tung oil, and finally a couple of coats of wipe-on poly. I thought it needed the poly for added protection against hot plates, wine spills, things of that nature. The poly is a little “plastick-y” for my taste, but I’ve accepted it by this time.
The third picture hopefully shows the leg detail good enough. They’re lock-mitered, quadrilinear legs in keeping with the Stickley look at the time he produced a similar table. The skirt down the long side is through-mortised and pegged, while the skirt along the end is a simpler mortise and tenon joint—also pegged. Notice that the skirt has a very W-I-D-E rabbet that was kinda hard to pull off with my limited tools and brain, but I thinks it’s a nice detail.
This was also my first shot at breadboard ends. Overall, it was a good skillbuilder, as well as a confidence builder.

-- Kinky Friedman: "The first thing I'll do if I'm elected is demand a recount."

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#1 posted 05-11-2010 04:46 AM

Looks great a very nice table

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 05-11-2010 05:00 AM

that is some good craftsmanship

-- Kevin, Virginia

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#3 posted 05-11-2010 05:12 AM

I love the stickley stuff and this is the first time I’ve seen a dining table. I love it and you did a beautiful job on it! Did you make the chairs too? They also look great.

-- Mike, Western New York

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#4 posted 05-11-2010 05:31 AM

Beautiful. Very well done. I am currently working on a dining room table, and I can only hope it turns out this good.

-- GSY from N. Idaho

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#5 posted 05-11-2010 07:05 AM

You should be proud. Did you build the buffet in the background, too?

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk Go KU!!

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#6 posted 05-11-2010 03:07 PM

Outstanding job, very nice!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#7 posted 05-12-2010 04:46 AM

Looks like true craftsmanship to me! Great job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#8 posted 05-12-2010 08:15 PM

Yeah, lobro4, I did the buffet and the chairs. There’s a few more pics of the buffet in “My Projects”

-- Kinky Friedman: "The first thing I'll do if I'm elected is demand a recount."

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#9 posted 05-12-2010 08:33 PM

Nice work, you is a true craftsman.

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#10 posted 05-14-2010 01:43 AM

Wow it is beautiful! Great job. I am about to build a top for a side table and your work is inspiring. Per my older posting about possibly refinishing the old one(the veneer turnd out to be paper thin), I decided to just make a new one. You may be hearing from me on getting some advice about making the breadboard ends.

-- PS. "Argue for your limitations and sure enough, they're yours." R. Bach

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#11 posted 05-14-2010 04:49 PM

Very nice, as usual, tbone. It looks especially sweet with the buffet in the background. So, where did you get the chair plans? Are you saving a writeup on them for a separate post?

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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