LumberJocks

Maple Traditional Tavern Table

  • Advertise with us
Project by maverick1014 posted 12-20-2011 03:52 PM 789 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.





6 comments so far

View ed220's profile

ed220

619 posts in 2138 days


#1 posted 12-20-2011 03:54 PM

Like the ebony accents. Good job. !

View Smitty_Cabinetshop's profile

Smitty_Cabinetshop

10327 posts in 1363 days


#2 posted 12-20-2011 03:55 PM

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

View maverick1014's profile

maverick1014

9 posts in 1095 days


#3 posted 12-20-2011 04:02 PM

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.

View Smitty_Cabinetshop's profile

Smitty_Cabinetshop

10327 posts in 1363 days


#4 posted 12-20-2011 04:05 PM

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

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

View fernandoindia's profile

fernandoindia

1077 posts in 1688 days


#5 posted 12-20-2011 11:35 PM

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

-- Back home. Fernando

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112818 posts in 2322 days


#6 posted 12-21-2011 03:46 AM

This is a very fine table,great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase