|Project by rustfever||posted 02-27-2012 04:44 AM||3519 views||8 times favorited||15 comments|
Some time back, my Daughter-in-law asked that I use my pile of locally harvested Claro Walnut to build her a dining room table. She brought me a picture of the style she wanted. We discueed the size and other issues. We ended up with a table of 42” x 10’-2” [with 2 leaves, each 22”leaves] x 29 & 3/4” tall
It took me a few weeks in my spare time. I sent it out to a professional furniture refinisher for a great finish.
I completed this table in time for delivery two weeks before Christmas.
I used Osborne slides, air cured Claro Walnut, .[boards are .910” thick], and Conversion Varnish as the finish. All joints are both screwed and glued. Many are ‘mortice and tenion’ A few are bolted to allow for dismantling and shipping.
My 6 Y.O. Grandson is very protective of the table. He will bring all visitors into the dining area and show them the table ‘My Grandfather made for my Mother and I’. I guess his sister and my son don’t count!
Next challeng is the seating. Will be starting that in the next few week.
-- Rustfever, Central California