White Oak and Mahogany Dining Table

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Project by Mr_McGlue posted 11-25-2017 03:33 PM 502 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Dining table I made for my newly married daughter. Started with hand tools but to flatten the top had to use a homemade router sled and belt sander. Mahogany breadboard ends and beam on bottom with oak dowels. Finished with Tried and True Varnish oil.

Was a lot more difficult than I thought it would be. That oak is tough and heavy. Happy how it came out in the end.

-- Robert - California

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#1 posted 11-25-2017 03:47 PM

Excellent presentation of that figured oak! You really went to town with the BB ends and bow ties. Perfect heirloom quality piece Robert.

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#2 posted 11-25-2017 04:49 PM

Thank you. Originally was going with walnut on the ends but changed to mahogany so as not to be so dark. I think I questioned myself every step of the way but in the end I like how it came out.

-- Robert - California

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#3 posted 11-25-2017 05:16 PM

Very nice build, I will agree that the old oak slabs are very tough. A great gift.

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

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#4 posted 11-25-2017 05:35 PM

Nice work!

-- Todd

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#5 posted 11-25-2017 05:59 PM

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

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 11-26-2017 01:25 PM

Nice design. Don’t think Ive seen one quite like it. Like the large slabs for the top.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#7 posted 11-26-2017 01:48 PM

Really beautiful piece

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

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