Dining Table

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Project by Wahine_Woodworker posted 02-18-2011 01:55 AM 1690 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Silver Oak dining table I made for my dad. The detail around the edge is a curly Koa inlay, designed by my dad. Its a rather small table, 44”x34” if I remember correctly, but that’s what he wanted. It think the design would make a lovely card table. The top has a high gloss waterbased lacquer (Target Coatings). My dad really likes his high gloss being a guitar maker and all… so I let him do it. All little much for a dining table I think, I would be afraid of scratching it. (But perfectr for a card table!) If you look closely, They have the same Milo pins (on the legs where they meet the apron) as the chairs do (actually the table was made first, so the chairs were inspired by the table). You cant see in these pictures but the feet of the table and the chairs have Milo caps, it added a really nice look.

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#1 posted 02-18-2011 02:09 AM

Very nice. I like the way it looks and the size looks perfect for the room its in. I like the pegs for the joints.

-- Frank, or

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#2 posted 02-18-2011 02:13 AM

Nice tight work on the inlay … was it done with a router?

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#3 posted 02-18-2011 02:25 AM

beautyfull wood and realy do match each other well
great work too with the inlay and the finish
well done


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#4 posted 02-18-2011 02:35 AM

Beautifully done!

I’m a sucker for a guitar finish myself.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 02-18-2011 02:46 AM

Beautiful table. The finish and inlay look great.

-- Michael A. Norman

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#6 posted 02-18-2011 03:04 AM

Great work with the inlay and the pins! Big aloha to from my wife! she grew up in hilo

-- johndacarpenter

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#7 posted 02-18-2011 04:21 AM

The table is really beautiful. The inlays look perfect. The design has a simple elegance. Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#8 posted 02-18-2011 05:25 AM

Great Lookin Table

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#9 posted 02-18-2011 05:27 AM

Beautiful job, lovely inlay. What do you like making more, tables or chairs?

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#10 posted 02-18-2011 05:38 AM

Beautiful table and incredible inlay. Do you have pics of the inlay process? Your dad is a lucky guy.

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#11 posted 02-18-2011 06:19 AM

Gorgeous table

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#12 posted 02-18-2011 02:20 PM

Wow! what a combo. Exceptional inlay and finish. Thanks for sharing.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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