Walnut dining room table

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Project by rustfever posted 877 days ago 2846 views 8 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

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#1 posted 877 days ago

Wow that’s beautiful great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 877 days ago

beautiful table! Excited to see how the chairs. I can’t find Claro Walnut here in GA. Wish I knew where i could find some.

-- Jamie McDonald, Buford GA

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#3 posted 877 days ago

That is a beautiful table, good luck on the seating, I hope to be able to see those when their done.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 877 days ago

Wow it’s beautiful I am looking foreward to seeing the chairs.

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#5 posted 877 days ago

I wanna touch it, will your grandson allow it? Gorgeous! The professional finish appears to be worth every penny.

-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot

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#6 posted 877 days ago

Very Nice.

-- Chris K

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#7 posted 877 days ago

Nice job.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#8 posted 877 days ago

Beautiful job.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#9 posted 877 days ago

Great table, it has a substantial and stately look to it. I didn’t know Osborne had slides that long. I had to get mine from

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#10 posted 877 days ago

Nice build !

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Mainiac Matt

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#11 posted 876 days ago

love it! great job.

smart idea sending it out to get finished.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#12 posted 876 days ago

love it! this looks lighter than I thought the claro would be…my father in law made some tables out of claro and they seemed darker…it may be the pictures…

You are truly a craftsman Ira!


-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#13 posted 876 days ago

Outstanding table, nice job

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#14 posted 876 days ago

Ira: A great looking table. Great job.

The slides look very nice.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#15 posted 159 days ago

(Owen McKenna Rio Rancho, NM) Beautiful Table. I’m getting ready to build a dining room set for the wife. Your project gave me a few ideas. I just hope my table looks as good as yours when its done.

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