Walnut “farm” table and bench

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Project by mayday3374 posted 01-08-2018 04:20 AM 722 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a solid walnut table and bench with breadboard ends in a not so rustic “farmhouse style” made for a client. It was my first time working with walnut and I must say, it’s my new favorite species of wood to work with. The table is approx 7ft by 4 ft. Finish was a light coat of oil followed by GF arm r seal.

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#1 posted 01-08-2018 01:33 PM

That’s a nice one! Can you give some details on how you joined the table top?

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#2 posted 01-08-2018 01:43 PM

The table top boards were about 5-6 inches long. I used pretty standard procedure to assemble. I jointed and squared the boards up, ( I had to do this part by hand as I don’t have a good power jointer yet. Learned a lot about hand planes and patience on this piece)and glued up in 3 (18” wide sections). I used buiscuts to help with the alignment along with cauls and a buttload of clamps. I then glued up the 3 sections to make the top. I had pretty good luck with the alignment and it came out reasonably flat. I floated a belt sander diagonally along the joints to even out where needed. Trimmed the edges with a edge guided circ saw. Breadboard ends again were pretty standard procedure. I cut the basic tenon shape with a router. Then cope saw and planes to get the final dimensions. All my mortises were by hand on this table. The entire top is mounted on the base with metal table hangers (slotted into the apron and cross supports)

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#3 posted 01-08-2018 06:29 PM

You have done a wonderful job on this farm table and bench.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 01-08-2018 08:56 PM

This came out beautifully nice job

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#5 posted 01-09-2018 10:02 PM

I see so many tables. They are pretty neat to make and to have one that you did. Anyways, this one is one of the nicest ones. I really like it.

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#6 posted 01-10-2018 03:26 AM

Really nice work !! The finish and the walnut itself are striking. I like the straightforward apron and supports – it’s not overly complex which highlights the whole table.

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