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Project by Dusty posted 2766 days ago 2553 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This mission dining room table with cut through tenons and matching chairs was a labor of love- project. I always wanted a large formal table and now I had a dining room that could accommodate a table like this. The frame was made out of rough cut 8/4 quarter sawn red oak planed down to 6 quarter. All the joints are full cut mortise and tenon. The top is made out of glued up 4 inch pieces of 6/4 red oak with bread board tongue and grove ends. All the chairs have free floating slats and high curved backs for a comfort sit.

I hand picked all the fabric and did my own upholstery work on these chairs. That was my first attempt, which turned out to be very challenging considering my fabric had a pattern that had stripes -and I was hard to keep these straight.

My 12 step mission staining process was used in the finish.

-- Dusty





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oscorner

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#1 posted 2766 days ago

Very beautiful dining room table and chairs, Dusty. How long did it take for you to create this masterpiece? Love the finish. Everything matches superbly.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Dusty

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#2 posted 2766 days ago

Oscorner

Thank you

This project took longer than I expected or thought it would. There is a lot of detail and fitting with the chairs . The sanding and staining was tedious. Over all I would say it took me about a month. I didn’t just work straight through on this project. I had some other projects going on to break up the time and pace. I also had a real learning curve with this project and never did upholstery before.

I know that is a long time for a project. I’m sure if i built it again my learning curve would be much better as would the time table to complete the project.

-- Dusty

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darryl

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#3 posted 2766 days ago

That’s some nice woodworking there Dusty. I’d like to someday make a dining room set myself, though for me it might take about a month per chair!

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dennis mitchell

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#4 posted 2766 days ago

Nice looking set up. Have you done any other table and chair sets after this? I’m wondering what you would pick for your next chair?

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Dusty

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#5 posted 2766 days ago

Dennis,

I have. I built a smaller version of the table and a different style of chair. I didn’t like the new style as well. I have a table and 4 old style mission style chairs under construction. I am also courious how I will like them when i finish them. I have built the table and have 4 chairs built but not finished or the seats icompleted. The jury is still out on these.

-- Dusty

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dennis mitchell

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#6 posted 2766 days ago

Thanks Dusty I’ve built a couple of craftsman stlye table and chair sets and now I want to find a more comfortable design. I’m kinda looking at a Green and Green chair. I don’t do reproduction furniture. I just adapt stuff I like to a rustic stlye. So I’m interested in what you have going on. Thanks

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Dusty

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#7 posted 2766 days ago

-Dennis,
I have a Green and Green Bench on my work bench I am working on now for my sister.

hmmmmmm …...... I wish iit was some where else than my bench. I really don’t care for it however its not for me. I will post those other pictures some time for you to look at and see if you like them.

I find chairs to be a very personal thing. I am still in search of the perfect chair.

-- Dusty

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dennis mitchell

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#8 posted 2766 days ago

Thanks Dusty when you find it let me steal the design!

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Dusty

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#9 posted 2766 days ago

Dennis

oh trust me I would – as in woodworking- long ago I learned when I found someThing good I shared it because chances are someone else was looking for it also

-- Dusty

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Don

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#10 posted 2765 days ago

Dusty, I continue to stand in respect of your craftsmanship. But when you told us that you build this dinning room suit in a month, I was glad I was sitting down. Your pace is outstanding. Six chairs and a table and you were also working on other projects – incredible!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 2765 days ago

Beautiful as usual coming from you Dusty. Now I know why they call you Dusty. You must spend all of your time in the shop, and you never give the dust a chance to settle.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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dmath

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#12 posted 2765 days ago

Beautiful work, Dusty. The finish is terrific.

David

-- David Mathias, http://www.wood-and-light.com

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Dusty

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#13 posted 2765 days ago

I am very lucky because my job (operator/train/bus/ rush hours only) allows me to have a minimum of 6 hours a day between my split runs. I also have my weekends to work on projects. I was on strike for a extended time which allowed me to build my addition and finish a number of projects. In the summer I cut back on shifts and work as a seasonal state building inspector. That allows me a lot of flexibility as I only have to go when there is an appointment.

Dusty

-- Dusty

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Dusty

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#14 posted 2765 days ago

Actually my legal name is Daniel Dustin, and you are correct, I got taged with the nick name Dusty because of just that- I always was makeing dust in one form or another.

Dusty

-- Dusty

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Mark A. DeCou

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#15 posted 2755 days ago

Wonderful work. Making chairs like this is very difficult without factory equipment. Building a table like this is also difficult by yourself without a wide belt sander. I built table/chair set last summer, so I can appreciate all of your efforts!

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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