Kitchen Table

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Project by Grantman posted 12-08-2010 04:33 AM 1963 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We had a 42” glass/iron outdoor table that we used for our kitchen. It was too small even for a family of four. You couldn’t put the dinner platter, salad bowl, four serving plates, glasses, etc., on a table that small, let alone have one or two more for dinner.

Ergo, make a bigger table.

This is 52” Ø black walnut, 1 1/8” thick with legs 1 5/8” thick. The leg support ‘donut’ is 19” Ø. The most challenging project I had to date making sure that all joints were tight and solid. The donut was four quarter arcs held together with double splines. We now seat seven comfortably.

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#1 posted 12-08-2010 04:38 AM

Very nice table and design. Thanks for sharing!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 12-08-2010 06:15 AM

Beautiful -will you take the walnut slab mess i started off my hands?!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#3 posted 12-08-2010 08:01 AM

unique design and super build

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#4 posted 12-08-2010 04:36 PM

Very nice. What did you finish it with?

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#5 posted 12-08-2010 05:06 PM

All around great! The finish is very nice.

-- Measure twice, cut once, bang into place

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#6 posted 12-08-2010 05:42 PM

Christine – how far are you from Atlanta? LOL!

Steve – Five coats of Armor Seal (I think that’s what it is. General Finishes’ green can) wipe-on poly. Then polished with Micro Mesh. Unfortunately, I found out too late I should have used eight or more coats as each wipe-on coat is too thin for kitchen traffic. A year+ later, we have too many scratches. Plus my daughter did a school project and spilled CA glue on it and the paper towel she thought would absorb the glue stuck.

I have to refinish it but it’ll be two weeks or more with all the coats and polishing and we have no other table to use in the meantime.

Thanks, all, for the very kind words.

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#7 posted 12-08-2010 11:23 PM

Oh yeah, now that’s really nice. The Walnut is beautiful, great design and the finish looks glassy slick. Very nice.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#8 posted 12-08-2010 11:27 PM

Very nice Grantman. Now about those chairs that mommie wants you to build…..Good job!

-- Life is good.

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#9 posted 12-09-2010 01:18 AM

Very nice!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#10 posted 12-09-2010 01:44 AM

Great Lookin table

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#11 posted 12-09-2010 02:04 AM

Beautiful kitchen table.

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#12 posted 02-05-2011 04:07 PM

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery then I’m about to really flatter you. Hope you don’t mind me ‘honoring’ you design!

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