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Maple Traditional Tavern Table

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Project by maverick1014 posted 945 days ago 734 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this table from solid maple cut the year before. Its from an old issue of American Woodworker. It’s got a 3 board top with breadboard ends pegged with ebony. If I were to do it again I wouldn’t stain the top, not that it looks terrible, but the gf wanted it that colour. I would likely do a cherry top, or something with a little more life. None the less, it suits the room its in and is a great table.





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ed220

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#1 posted 945 days ago

Like the ebony accents. Good job. !

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#2 posted 945 days ago

Fine table, it really has clean lines and sharp details. The finish is good, too. How’d you like working with maple? Have to do much dimensioning? Sounds like it, with the ‘cut last year’ phrase. Any hand tools used?

Well done, thanks for posting.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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maverick1014

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#3 posted 945 days ago

The maple turns and routs beautifully. I had a bunch of maple cut to 2” for workbenches that I’ve yet to build, and somehow managed to get a few nice 1” boards that I decided to use for this table. I built a jig to rout one side of the top boards flat, and managed to get them planed in my 12” planer. I used some of the 2” for the legs, it planes and joints really nice. The whole base of the table is pegged tenon construction, tenons roughed out on a radial arm saw and cleaned up with chisels, the mortises were all done the hard way, drilling a pile of holes and also cleaned up with chisels. It doesn’t take long when you’re obsessed.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#4 posted 945 days ago

very nice, excellent score on maple, too. thanks!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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fernandoindia

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#5 posted 945 days ago

Nice work. The breadboard turned out great. Excellent finish.

-- Back home. Fernando

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 945 days ago

This is a very fine table,great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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