walnut kitchen table

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Project by woodtickgreg posted 01-22-2012 06:05 PM 2201 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is our kitchen table, I made it about 6 yrs. ago, It’s about6 1/2’ x 4’. walnut top with sapwood and breadboard ends 1” thick, Slab red oak live edge legs 1 1/2” thick x aprox 18” wide. through morticed stretcher with a functional wedge, knock out the wedges and it all comes apart to move. This table is heavy, If you walk into it, it doesn’t move you bruse your hip! I csm all of the lumber and air dried. I milled the tree for a friend and he insisted that I take some of the lumber so I took the boards with sapwood and left the better boards for him. the finish is all wipe on and many coats, 1/3 of each, pure tung oil, blo, satin poly and thined with mineral spirits for wipeing. It has served us well, seats 8 comfortably and its rock solid. I call this table the hygrometer as the breadboard ends really swell and shrink with seasonal changes.

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#1 posted 01-22-2012 06:26 PM

From the pics I would have guessed you finished it yesterday. Great looking table!

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#2 posted 01-22-2012 06:32 PM

That’s a very cool table I really like the wood and design.

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#3 posted 01-22-2012 06:39 PM

Great table its a beauty! I was surprised to how much movement there still is.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 01-22-2012 06:42 PM

Beautiful table, I love walnut. And trestle tables.

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#5 posted 01-22-2012 07:12 PM

Great looking table, love the thru tenons. Good looking wood, nice finish.

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#6 posted 01-22-2012 08:24 PM

That is Very nice. Excellent job.


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#7 posted 01-22-2012 08:59 PM

Very nice. Thanks for sharing. When I first started working with wood, I always looked for clear boards with no knot holes. The more I see them in other’s projects, the more I appreciate them.

-- Rick - I know I am not perfect, but I will keep pressing on toward the goal of becoming all I am called to be.

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#8 posted 01-22-2012 09:36 PM

Rick, I look for the gnarliest wood with the most figure or any figure, straight grained boards with no knots or figure look sterile to me. That’s just what my eye likes.
Ken, wood always moves with changes in humidity and temperature, it’s something that has to be considered in all designs. It’s kinda cool to watch this table swell back up and expand in the humid michigan summers.

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#9 posted 01-23-2012 04:53 PM

gorgeous table ’’ woodtick ” I just finished a coffee table that looks amazingly similar, only in miniature. walnut is my favourite wood, Love the table.

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#10 posted 01-23-2012 11:22 PM

Thanks to all for the kind words, It makes one feel honored to be in the company of such fine people.

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#11 posted 04-13-2012 11:51 PM

Do you teach woodworking classes?

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#12 posted 04-14-2012 12:01 AM

Frenchmade, I haven’t taught anyone really, just shared my love of wood working with some fellow wood workers that have the same passion as me. I have thought about mentoring someone and learning from each other, everyone has something to offer. Maybe in the wintertime when I’m not working so much? I would love to teach someone. Do you do any wood working now? Or are you just becoming interested in the craft? You can pm me with some info if you would like.

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