Dining table

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Project by bob101 posted 01-07-2018 03:45 AM 1448 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This dining table of hard maple , all milled from rough kiln dried 5/4 & 8/4 stock , with mortise and tenon joints. The table top is 1&3/4” thick with an 11” wide centre board , which then decrease in width towards the edges, this was assembled with biscuits and glue . The table top has bread board ends with a single tenon and dowel pins, which were elongated at the tenons. The table legs are laminated 5/4 stock with a slight taper to the two inside surfaces of each leg. The table top was hand planed after laminating all the boards together. Finish is an early American stain and a multi coat 65 lustre lacquer finish, and and was then power buffed measures 8 feet by 40 inches wide. .

-- rob, ont,canada

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#1 posted 01-07-2018 04:10 AM

Great Job Rob it looks super.

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#2 posted 01-07-2018 04:24 AM

Thank you. Was a joy to build.

-- rob, ont,canada

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#3 posted 01-07-2018 04:29 AM

Thank you

-- rob, ont,canada

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#4 posted 01-07-2018 05:24 AM

Nice Work Rob. Well Done!

Rick (Ont. Canada. Also)

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#5 posted 01-07-2018 12:03 PM

Good looking table, Rob.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#6 posted 01-07-2018 12:16 PM

well done, nice work, keep on the good work

-- andrek

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#7 posted 01-07-2018 02:47 PM

That is a great table. Seems every time I see bread boards ends under construction they started out extra long. Why is that?

-- Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

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#8 posted 01-07-2018 05:12 PM

They require some on and off fitting so I leave them long so I have somewhere to tap the mallet , then I just trim in the end once the mortise is perfect

-- rob, ont,canada

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#9 posted 01-07-2018 06:32 PM

Excellent job finish looks great I bet it is quite heavy.

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware,

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#10 posted 01-07-2018 06:51 PM

Eally beautiful piece of work. I’d be very proud of that!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#11 posted 01-07-2018 07:44 PM

This is a beautiful table and it shoes a lot of nice craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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