Dining table and chairs

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Project by Billinmich posted 03-09-2008 07:17 AM 2401 views 9 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

my son-in -law and I built this set for my daughter.Took us 6 months,my shop at the time was 12 by 20,not much room for tools and building something this big.We really learned alot,made some mistakes but worked out all of our problems.I was able to buy somme new tools and momma didn’t complain because we were building furniture for her and our daughter

-- Bill in Mich

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#1 posted 03-09-2008 07:30 AM

WOW. Beautiful. This peice is top notch. I hope that some day when I’m older, I’ll be able to make one of these for my house. I love it. It looks so classy. It makes me speechless. Very nice. This one is one of my favorities. Keep up the good work.

-- Tyler, Illinois

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#2 posted 03-09-2008 07:43 AM

Very very nice table and chairs. I want to build a new set for myself but haven’t gotten around to it yet. Is this your own design or did you have a plan? I really like the chairs.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 03-09-2008 07:45 AM

Max ,Our own design ,alot of trial and errror

-- Bill in Mich

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#4 posted 03-09-2008 07:49 AM

Well you guys did real good! And I’ll bet she really likes it as well.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#5 posted 03-09-2008 08:23 AM

Really nice Bill. Perfect project – got a beautiful dining room set AND new tools!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 03-09-2008 10:35 AM

Hi Bill

Very nice job on the table and chairs. You guys should be proud, you done good. Really like the style of the chairs.


-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 03-09-2008 12:37 PM

It’s amazing what you can build in a small shop if you want to. Good job! Nice design work.
How did you get the top flat?
Do the end supports slide out to support a leaf? Looks like it in the last photo.


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#8 posted 03-09-2008 02:18 PM

This is an excellent job. It was wonderful for you to involve your son-in-law as well in the project. Getting other family members involved a common effort serves to build and cement relationships. By the way it was a nice way to “leverage” some additional tools. Of course Mama couldn’t say no since this was for her baby girl.

How did you finish the table and chairs?

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#9 posted 03-09-2008 03:18 PM


Excellent work on the table and chairs. I know what you are saying about building projects that are too big for the shop…the things we have to go through!

A table and chairs is a project that my wife would like. However, I can’t get her to decide on a style. Go figure. Maybe I should just build one of my own design and have it magically appear someday!

-- Mark, Webster New York, Visit my website at

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#10 posted 03-09-2008 05:58 PM

That came out fantastic. It’s really great you were able to work on a project with your son-in-law. I have three daughters, it’d be nice if future (make that distant future!) men would be interested in wood working as well.

That looks to be a set that could be handed down quite a few generations.

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#11 posted 03-09-2008 06:24 PM

That is one fantastic set! They turned out great. Definitely a family heirloom.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#12 posted 03-09-2008 06:46 PM

Six months to build and a life time of memories.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#13 posted 03-10-2008 02:34 AM

That is a beautiful table. Amazing it only took 6 months. I like the circle cut out on the bottom of the sides along with the sloping curve on the outside. It lightens the table and adds a nice visual break from the lines of the chairs. Very nice.

-- Marge, Colorado

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#14 posted 03-10-2008 03:40 AM

Looks very good , really love the shine. You must really have a lots of patience, I cant hardly deal with a six day project

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#15 posted 03-10-2008 10:34 AM

That was quite an undertaking. It really came out well. Nice work.

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