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Project by dan mosheim posted 914 days ago 2465 views 11 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

here’s an expanding walnut dining table we recently shipped to new york city .. we worked closely with a local interior designer who was in charge of the project and it is our first use of radiating crotch walnut veneers as a central inlay theme. the veneers were shop sawn .1” thick and inlaid into the top and the leaves. the veneers were resawn from a single pattern triangle that when cut, made up the veneers for the leaves and the round parts of the table. the base was executed full size by using plywood patterns generated from the cad drawing to determine the angles and curves of the half lapped base base parts and verticals. in this case, we started from the top down, working upside down and checking the fit with the cross piece after it was glued up. the verticals are curved and tapered, giving the base an ‘upward’ feeling. with the moin hardware 2.5” high equalizing table slides, the table was surprisingly rigid even when fully extended. more info and pictures regarding the construction on my dorset custom furniture blog.

-- dan,vermont,http://dorsetcustomfurniture.blogspot.com/





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donjoe

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#1 posted 914 days ago

Great looking table Dan. The center veneers are awesome. Beautiful work as always. Keep posting.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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cathyb

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#2 posted 914 days ago

Pretty amazing! It’s just beautiful.

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 914 days ago

Another fantastic design Dan, a great build and super table.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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tinnman65

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#4 posted 914 days ago

Great build Dan, I’m really glad you post the blog.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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dpow

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#5 posted 914 days ago

Impressive, it’s what we have come to expect from DCF. The walnut is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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bugz

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#6 posted 914 days ago

Very cool build , as always. Great table.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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justholler

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#7 posted 914 days ago

nice

-- Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most..... Twain

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woodworm

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#8 posted 914 days ago

Awesome!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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devann

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#9 posted 914 days ago

It’s a beautiful table, lovely design, well executed. You should be very proud of it.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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lightweightladylefty

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#10 posted 914 days ago

Dan,

Your table is absolutely awesome (as are all of your tables). However, I just can’t figure something out and my curiosity is killing me. The legs appear to stay in the center when the top is extended. How does the table keep from tipping when a 300-pound man, sitting at the end, decides to get up by resting his weight on it? Is there enough weight to counterbalance it? It does look pretty massive.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Kindlingmaker

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#11 posted 913 days ago

A very beautiful piece! I really like the design and what you have done in the center that continues when opened all the way. Really, really nice!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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stefang

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#12 posted 913 days ago

Great looking table Dan. The crotch veneers really set it off.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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grumpy749

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#13 posted 913 days ago

This is the absolutely the most incredible beautiful table. We have come to expect nothing less from the table guru and Dan you never disipoint. In literature when ones work is copyed we call it plagiarism but in woodworking we call it the highest form of recognition. I gather ideas from all sources of woodworking material and for tables yours is the very best. It is a pleasure to view your work.

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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sras

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#14 posted 913 days ago

A well designed, engineered and crafted table. Beautiful!

Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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3Gwoodguy

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#15 posted 913 days ago

amazing work….as always! I really enjoy those shots of your workshop. Living the dream Dan!

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves" -- Bart Ridings, Illinois

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