Cafe Table

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Project by Canadian Woodworks posted 01-22-2011 06:46 AM 2406 views 9 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just the right size for an intimate breakfast or a few pints watching the game. Our custom made Café Table will fit beautifully into any basement bar or small kitchen. Pictured here in Canadian Black Walnut the top is 1.5’’ thick with a smooth edge with nothing to hide. We finish our tables just like our signature custom wooden rocking chairs leaving every surface with a silky smooth finish. The single pedestal base is built using tung and groove joinery and reinforced miters.

37’’ Tall x 34’’ Diameter

I have a few pretty detailed blog entrys regarding the build process of this table, check them out on my custom wooded rocking chair design and build blog.

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#1 posted 01-22-2011 07:01 AM

Beautiful table. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

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#2 posted 01-22-2011 07:18 AM

The table looks amazing! I was looking @ the blog! could you please! show exactly how you attach the feet? are they oak? thanks!

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#3 posted 01-22-2011 10:13 AM

That is a great looking table!

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#4 posted 01-22-2011 11:46 AM

OOOOOhhhhhh I really like this….. fabulous…..

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#5 posted 01-22-2011 02:20 PM

Very nice


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#6 posted 01-22-2011 02:52 PM

Another one out of the park… great job guys…


-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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#7 posted 01-22-2011 04:51 PM

I’ll do a blog post on how I attach 3 piece sections. When we use 8/4 lumber as with this table we of course glue the joint, always priming the joints. Which means I apply glue the the end grain leave it for about 5 minutes, then scrape away what remains, most of it gets sucked into the end grain! We then line up the joint on out assembly table use a clamp to clamp it to the table to hole everything where it should be.

We then use 4 4’’ screws from the inside of the side section to attach each leg, so there is 4 4’’ screws at each miter location. The is 32 4’’ screws!

With the top off, I can lift myself up and hang from the table supports or legs, i’m 180lbs, I can actually do dips in between the supports.

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#8 posted 01-22-2011 05:03 PM

Fabulous looking piece of Canadian art. This is a keeper in my favourites. Will look at your blog soon. Nice choice of wood and love the thick top. Thanks for sharing.

-- Paul, Plantagenet, Ontario

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#9 posted 01-22-2011 05:23 PM

Oh ya that’s right I forgot to mention, I kinda lucked out on how the wood contrast worked. This was a ” prototype ” so I actually used cut offs and scraps from other projects.
All the lumber is 8/4’’ Walnut, but the bottom 4 legs sections are 95% sap wood. We don’t cut around or throw out the sap wood, we choose to use it in beautiful ways and I think this table shows one unique way of using it.

Thanks again everyone for having a look, always a pleasure to share or ideas.

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#10 posted 01-22-2011 05:49 PM

Nice incorporation of the sapwood Paul.

I’ll have to go read up on the blog now… A bit behind a need need to catch up.

Another wonderful piece.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#11 posted 01-22-2011 09:41 PM

That’s cool. It looks like a table I saw in a FW mag from the 80’s


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#12 posted 01-22-2011 10:40 PM

beautiful clean & simple flowing line combined with skill , a realy graceful piece

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#13 posted 01-23-2011 04:07 AM

looks good man

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#14 posted 01-23-2011 09:34 PM

Awesome work. Great design – functionally and aesthetically.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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