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Tasmanian Blackwood Dining Table

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Project by Bucket posted 960 days ago 2379 views 9 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 960 days ago

Soooo nice a most beautiful piece, great job.

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Betsy

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#2 posted 960 days ago

I think it looks marvelous.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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Kelen

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#3 posted 960 days ago

Beautiful table… As an aside, I really like the floor in your workshop!

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Bucket

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#4 posted 960 days ago

Its a pain to keep clean – the kids vacuum after each lesson and you can see the dust settle but its really nice to walk on and it reduces the damage when you drop projects which happens. Its a senior students workshop – 15-18 year olds or the last 3 years of school.

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dubsaloon

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#5 posted 959 days ago

Beautiful. Wood color and grain is wonderful.

-- 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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exelectrician

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#6 posted 959 days ago

The table has a beautiful grain, and you have a nice place to teach the kids.

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doncutlip

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#7 posted 959 days ago

Gorgeous

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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planeBill

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#8 posted 959 days ago

That is some kind of pretty. Great wood, great work.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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jeth

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#9 posted 959 days ago

Lovely piece. That Blackwood has a wonderful range of colours.

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WoodLe

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#10 posted 959 days ago

I really like the color!

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Arnies

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#11 posted 959 days ago

Great looking Table….

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SnowyRiver

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#12 posted 959 days ago

Great job…beautiful table.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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falegniam

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#13 posted 959 days ago

That looks really nice. Excellent job.

-- If you work you eat - If you don't work, you eat, drink, and sleep.

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reggiek

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#14 posted 959 days ago

Fine piece. I really like the grain in the Tasmanian Blackwood. I found a nice piece for turning once, but it wasn’t green and of course was hard as steel – so it ended up making some nice boxes and some spectacular vaneer. How heavy is the top? That small piece I had weighed quite a bit.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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pintodeluxe

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#15 posted 959 days ago

Great table, I love the color. Also thanks for the thoughts on the Domino.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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