|Project by Canadian Woodworks||posted 01-15-2011 09:38 PM||3846 views||5 times favorited||12 comments|
This dining table has a 50’’ circular top in it’s closed position and extends to 74’’ long with a single 24’’ leaf. Built from solid Canadian Black Walnut the top is 1.5’’ thick, with three hidden dovetail runners to extend the top. Nothing is left under the table to hide with a skirt, we believe a piece of furniture should not have a bad side, so all of our pieces are designed and finished to be looked at and touched from every angle.
The base is a center pedestal built with tung and groove joinery with reinforced miter joints. The leg sections are 4’’ thick with 6’’ wide ” paws ” to rest on the floor. The centre section measures 14’’ across at it’s widest, with it’s wide but low profile foot print the table is very stable and there’s plenty of room for your legs.
Our dining tables like most of our other pieces are built one at a time letting us adjust any aspect of the design to better fit the customer.
We really enjoyed building this piece, the customer wanted to eat Christmas dinner on it as a surprise to his wife, it was a close call but picked up on Dec 24th his wish was our command. (-:
When designing this table we looked at many different designs and noticed most tables have a lot to hide under the top to either hold it together, help it extend or just because it the underside. Just like our chairs we wanted a table to be as beautiful on top as underneath. So we used a solid walnut circle with dovetail runners attached that are hidden. When a few pieces of hardware are removed the top is easily pulled out the leaf dropped in and the hardware replaced it becomes a table for 6 – 8 people.
We did a little blogging along the way about this custom wooden walnut dining table
Thanks all for having a look, hope you enjoy!
-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com