Kitchen Table

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Project by Vette1 posted 07-27-2010 07:01 AM 1641 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first big project, a 57” x 57” counter height kitchen table. My wonderful wife said that she had found the kitchen table set that she wanted. So off we went to the local furniture store to see it, after the sticker shock had worn off; I told my wife “I can build that”. So after 4 months of planning and courage building, 2 weeks of late nights and pulling out what little hair I had left, the table is finished. The table taught me a lot; it taught my wife that it might not always be cheaper to build it. (New project new tools!!).
Thanks a bunch to John the “wooden wizard” for selling me the planer that made this project possible. John, it worked great!
The wife says standing around the table is fun, but she would like to have chairs. It looks like I will be building the chairs to match next.

-- Todd, Colorado

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#1 posted 07-27-2010 02:34 PM

Nice work. I hear you on the courage building.

-- Russ

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#2 posted 07-27-2010 02:46 PM

Todd I think you did an outstanding job, and being your first big project…. well, I’m working on my first big one right now so I know all to well the feelings you went through going into uncharted territories like this. You did good…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#3 posted 07-27-2010 02:55 PM

Looks like you did a great job!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 07-27-2010 03:21 PM

You built a beautiful table. Good luck with the chairs.

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#5 posted 07-28-2010 06:14 AM

Todd, GREAT looking Table. Can’t wait to see the chairs. We all know that wood working is not about saving money. It is about the experience. There is no better feeling than to look at and use a project you have built, share the experience with others and take the experiance foward into new and more challenging projects.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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