|Project by Bucket||posted 12-15-2011 08:00 PM||2783 views||9 times favorited||20 comments|
We had a very long and quite narrow passageway where the dining table was so I decided to make a dining table to match the Blackwood we are using in the main bedroom. The table is 2.4m x 900w x 880h which we could have 10 seats but 8 is cosy. Legs are 70×70 which isn’t in with the market trend of massive 100×100 but i wasn’t going for the chunky effect. I used the Festool Domino throughout the construction which is like lego in the end they make it so easy and strong. The top is attached using table connectors which makes removal easy as you cant carry it into the house in one piece.
I found a pine furniture place 400m from school who put it through their drum sander on both sides for $60 cash which saved me about 4hours with the belt sander.
I bought the chairs in a Sydney shop for $200 each which was about $100 cheaper than anywhere else and they were the most solid, comfortable chair we sat in so it was a no brainer as I cbf trying to make them myself.
The timber , adhesive and finish prob set me back about $650 and I checked out tables over the 2m mark are around $2000 so to me its always worth it. I used polyurethane glue in the clamp up as I like its ease to sand and the fact it doesn’t show up in the finish.
I used 4 coats of furniture varnish and 3 coats of Feast Watson fine buffing oil which was a bit of a pain but worth the outcome.
As you can see my wife has adopted it as her workbench as she is also a teacher and likes the workspace.