walnut drop leaf Dinning table in Maloof style

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Project by DaytonB posted 10-26-2007 05:34 PM 6961 views 20 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This may be my favorite piece so far. It took a lot time just keeping all the board, for the top, matched up. Every time I’d have to cut, joint or sand something id spend 20 min or more getting them back in the correct order. I think it was worth it for the consistency. Please contact me if you have any questions about the construction or purchacing.


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Damian Penney

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#1 posted 10-26-2007 05:37 PM

Wow, wonderful. Top notch work on all of these pieces. Well done!

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#2 posted 10-26-2007 05:39 PM

Now this I really really like. Great craftsmanship and a beautiful table, one to be very proud of.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Mark Mazzo

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#3 posted 10-26-2007 05:45 PM

Excellent work. Definitely a tribute to Mr. Maloof. Beautiful photgraphy as well.

May I ask a bit on what finish you are using on your pieces? It looks very nice.

-- Mark, Webster New York, Visit my website at

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#4 posted 10-26-2007 06:08 PM

Holy Moly! Tremendous work. Your posts are going to tax my available adjective vocabulary. I’m very impressed at this caliber of work!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#5 posted 10-26-2007 07:28 PM

Fantastic! Any chance we could get an underneath view to see how you designed the leaf hold ups?

This is an amazing piece!

-- Branden - Sacramento, California -

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#6 posted 10-26-2007 07:58 PM

Absolutely fantastic. The hinge work is quite impressive.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#7 posted 10-26-2007 08:20 PM

Thanks for all the kind words guys, I didn’t have the hold outs done at the time of this photo shoot so I don’t have any pro shots if of them. I will take a couple with my camera and post them ASAP.

Mark, the Finish I like is just a basic wiping varnish, 1/3 Poly, 1/3 build Linseed oil 1/3 Mineral spirits.
Need to sand down to about 400 and then burnish it with 0000 steel wool. I couldn’t ask for a better looking finish and it’s very easy.

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#8 posted 10-27-2007 03:07 AM

Very pretty table. I’m in awe.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#9 posted 10-27-2007 09:12 AM

Turned out beautiful..the leaves cascade from the top like a waterfall. The figure in the top is just splendid.

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#10 posted 11-20-2007 12:54 PM

How did I miss this before?
Good looking piece.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#11 posted 01-13-2008 10:24 PM

This is an awesome table. I can’t look at it enough. So is the hinge a metal rod or wood?

-- All the test cuts in the world won't stop you from cutting the outside when you meant to cut the inside. doh!

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#12 posted 01-14-2008 04:43 PM

thank you, I used a 3/16” bras rod for the joint.

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#13 posted 02-11-2008 03:39 PM

Your selection of wood really sets this table apart from the rest.The grain matching is perfect.This was a labor of love and it shows.Well done!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#14 posted 08-15-2008 07:26 AM

Mann you do awesome work, and i do love walnut… Dug

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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John Gray

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#15 posted 08-15-2008 11:57 AM


-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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