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Project by Paul M posted 02-24-2011 10:55 PM 1070 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The story is the important part of this project and shows the advantage of being a “Lumberjocks”!
My Son and daughter in law had us over for Thanksgiving dinner, with the hopes the table would hold up to yet another family meal. The table was not new and was one of those made with Formica and legs attached directly to the top. It had hardwood extension pieces that allowed two leafs to be added. Anyway, I had patched it up several times with the last being one where I just drove self tapping washer head screws through the extensions in the hopes it would at least stay up.

Last Thanksgiving, after the plates and all had been cleared off and we sat around talking suddenly, with little fanfare, the whole top collapsed onto our knees. The wood slide and many long screws gave it up.

I offered to make a table for them for Christmas, and they gladly accepted.

Not a great project or work of art, but very functional and sturdy. Made to the maximum size that fits into their dinning area without being too large.

And it was finished for Christmas

-- Paul from New England "No man is a failure who is enjoying life". William Feather





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clieb91

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#1 posted 02-24-2011 11:02 PM

Paul, Looks like a very nice table. Probaly fits in better then that old did. Many family meals to come.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#2 posted 02-25-2011 02:49 AM

Very nice looking table. What is the top made from? Is it just a sheet of plywood? And last but not least, did you turn those legs? It looks very well built and is sure to last a long time.

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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Paul M

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#3 posted 02-25-2011 03:55 AM

Time was scarce, but I was able to find a nice sheet of maple ply so that is what it is. Cheated on the legs, I have never been able to get into turning, so I bought them.

-- Paul from New England "No man is a failure who is enjoying life". William Feather

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Tom Pritchard

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#4 posted 02-19-2013 02:45 PM

Beautiful table. Let me ask..what do you like better? Bike riding or woodworking? I can’t decide myself..

-- Tom in Madison, Indiana

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Paul M

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#5 posted 02-19-2013 05:39 PM

Depends on the weather!
Sunny and hot=Bike
Rain, snow etc.=Woodwork.
Like to be flexible!

-- Paul from New England "No man is a failure who is enjoying life". William Feather

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Timthemailman

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#6 posted 03-15-2013 11:21 PM

Great story and nice looking table.

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