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Maple Dining Room Table

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Project by tjbisme posted 10-24-2017 09:25 PM 547 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at making a dining room table. One of my wife’s cousins asked me if I could make it, so I figured I’d give it a shot. The top and the skirting are made from Maple. I used a General Finishes Medium Brown dye stain with a General Finishes High Performance Satin finish to and seal everything. The legs are painted. For my first table it turned out alright.

One thing I’ll need to work on is ensuring the edges are level when edge gluing boards together. I tried my hardest to get them to all be level, but I had a lack of clamps and lack of funds to purchase more clamps, so it’ll be something I’ll fix in the future. Either way it was a fun and challenging project that’ll help me improve in the future.

Thanks,
Trevor Bensen





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swirt

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#1 posted 10-25-2017 02:04 AM

Looks great to me. The color on that maple top looks great.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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DMiller

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#2 posted 10-25-2017 03:21 AM

Wow! Your painted base really fits that table! Great Job!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through him that strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 10-25-2017 12:41 PM

This is a very nice table and the wood is beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Kilo19

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#4 posted 10-25-2017 01:39 PM

Great color stain with that painted base.

-- Justin

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