modern jacobean custom table utilizing the Kreg Jig

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Project by indplswoodworking posted 899 days ago 3617 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this custom table for a client that was 6ft in length and had a hand rubbed finished. Had lots of trouble with the stain penetrating the wood and will no longer use Minwax products. Developed a new technique to open up the wood and allows the stain to flood into the grain. I am very pleased with the outcome. The entire table was built with the assistance of the Kreg Jig and no other fasteners or joinery was used.


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#1 posted 899 days ago

Looks nice. How did you attach the legs to the top ? Is there any bracing ?

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#2 posted 899 days ago

Beautiful table! I like the clean lines and the dark finish. If you don’t mind sharing what type of wood did you use and how did you finally get the stain to penetrate the way you wanted it to?


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#3 posted 899 days ago

Thanks guys!


This is a progress photo showing the bracing and triangulation used for support and stability. Four different systems where used to support the size of the legs and weight of table top. The entire table was built using a kreg jig and butt joints. No other fasteners where utilized.

Matt ,

Atlantic Birch Furniture grade plywood and solid poplar trim.


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#4 posted 898 days ago

Nice table and I’ve had problems with stain being real splotchy and not soaking in in the past, so please share the new technique.

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#5 posted 897 days ago

I should post a photo of the stain samples to show the evolution it is pretty amazing. Sanding sealers and other solvents recommended to open up the wood fibers failed miserably. I used distilled luke warm water and liberally allied and let dry. Simple as that. Took me about 2 weeks of experimentation to discover.


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#6 posted 897 days ago

Nice looking project. Those Kregs are super strong.
Interesting you state sealers didn’t work on the poplar. I’ve been using minwax sealer and stain for a long time and haven’t had any problems.(several of my projects are poplar)
I’ll keep your solution idea in mind though, good tip.

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