Pub Table

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Project by Iceberg posted 02-29-2012 04:03 AM 1793 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project posted on lumberjocks. I am a beginning wood worker and hope to keep improving as time permits. I finally finished this project after letting it string out for about 6 weeks. This pub table was made special for my bar room. The inspiration came from one of the projects on the Lowes creative ideas website. I ran with the theme with slight modifications. My goal was to add some seating to my bar room without over crowding the room.

The most time consuming parts of this project was making 25 cuts per stool seat on the jig saw and then gluing them up. This was the only way I could arrive at a curved seat with the basic tools I own. The next most time consuming was filling the corners of the legs as they are hollow; made from beveled cuts on the table saw. With that said I am pleased at how it turned out. The most rewarding part of the project was sanding those 25 boards down to look like a single board. It almost made the time spent cutting them worth it.

I chose a Dark Walnut stain to contrast the black on the bases of both the table and stools. It took me close to 40 hours from start to finish but if you hauled it you could finish it in two weekends. Much of my time was wasted in set-up and take-down time as I only work for about 3 hours at a time. The sweetest part of this project is it only cost me $80 ($40 for the wood and dowels I didn’t already own plus another $40 for a Kreg jig).

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#1 posted 02-29-2012 04:38 AM

Very nice, great work!!

-- Michael and Matthew

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#2 posted 02-29-2012 04:46 AM

Very cool look, well done!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#3 posted 02-29-2012 11:34 AM

That’s a nice set, great job.

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

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#4 posted 03-03-2012 03:22 PM

Your patience really paid off. From what I can see of the tops. Nice!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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