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Project by campy posted 09-18-2011 11:51 PM 3643 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table top is made with 3” x 12” Poplar planks.
The top is not glued but mortised together with three 1.25” x 4” hickory planks that go all the way through the two center boards and half way through each edge board.

The legs are 4.5” x 4.5” Poplar through mortised into the top.





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Grondor

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#1 posted 09-19-2011 12:06 AM

That is a really gorgeous table. The build itself is simple-looking, though I assume that was intentional, but the wood is absolutely amazing looking. What did you use to treat and protect it? It looks really sturdy, wondering how it holds up with just the mortises and no cross bars?

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campy

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#2 posted 09-19-2011 01:03 AM

I used Teak Oil on it for finish/protection.
The mortise is 6 inches deep and everything feels very stiff as in it is not racking.

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RockyBlue

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#3 posted 09-19-2011 02:59 AM

I never thought poplar would look so nice. Good job on the build.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother. www.rockybluewoodworks.com

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cajunpen

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#4 posted 09-19-2011 04:27 AM

Outstanding! I really like this one. It has to weigh a ton :-) It actually looks like Cedar with the finish on it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Uriel7

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#5 posted 09-19-2011 12:41 PM

A very interesting way to make a table. I love the mortise and tenon joints that go into the table top.

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GabeB

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#6 posted 10-13-2011 06:35 PM

WOW! Great looking table. That will last a lifetime!

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