Kitchen Table

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Project by cstrang posted 901 days ago 1811 views 5 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a kitchen table I made for my mom. It is maple with an espresso stan topped off with three coats of lacquer. I did not make the chairs in the picture. The jig i used for the legs is the last picture, two fences a v-groove bit and a straight bit. The legs were the most time consuming part of this project but they came out nice in the end.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#1 posted 901 days ago

Wow, professional job cstrang.

I like the design in the legs too. Well worth the time.

-- "I don't cut wood. I machine it!" G.M. The wood machinest

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#2 posted 901 days ago

Nice kitchen table!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#3 posted 901 days ago

Wow, great work and an excellent match with the chairs, both finish and style wise.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 901 days ago

Very very nice you are now up with the big boys way up.
Thanks for posting that excellent piece of work.

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#5 posted 901 days ago

boy howdy Chris, you did an excellent job here, those legs are a very touch and the stain sure does add depth to the whole project, this is a five star table…i would not have been surprised if you had said you made the chairs…i know its within your skill range…what is next…hows the business you have your shingle hanging out on the road yet….grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 901 days ago

The legs look great. Nice job on the table.

-- 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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#7 posted 901 days ago

Chris, that’s a beautiful table. Your work continues to impress me!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 901 days ago

thanks everyone, Grizz, I am currently employed at a local custom millwork shop working on getting my journeyman’s there and then branching pout on my own. that said I am doing “side jobs” in my own shop, geting customer base and making a name for myself. Business is booming both at my job and in my own shop, I cant keep up with the demand, which is a good complaint to have!

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#9 posted 901 days ago

That is a beautifull table!!!

I would like to know more about the finish. I am busy building a cabinet that has to match an ‘espresso’ finish piece. Can you ekaborate on how you got yours so nice? Please.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#10 posted 901 days ago

That’s a nice looking table.

Great job.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 901 days ago

Great job on the table, fits well with the chairs

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#12 posted 900 days ago

Hi Chris. Great job. The question now is whether or not your mother will allow anyone to use the table and risk marking that lovely finish? Congratulations from the opposite side of the country.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#13 posted 900 days ago

Tokolosi, I got the stain from my work, it is a dark espresso and its thicker than a minwax stain or something similar to that. I recommend doing a test piece first to get a feel on how long u have to leave it on the work piece to get the colour you want, and I’m not saying its hard or difficult to work with, just a bit different. On top of the stain I sprayed a lacquer finish, not everyone is set up to spray, I do it for efficiency and its a great way to get a “mirror finish” but if u take your time you can achieve the same results with a wipe on poly as well.

John, She is pretty protective over it, she put a table cloth over it first and then she said thats no good because then you cant see it… I made a deal that as long as i get to eat a nice home cooked meal on it from time to time, if there are any scratches over time, ill take care of them lol.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#14 posted 900 days ago


That’s a beauty!

-- You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture; just get people to stop reading them. -- Ray Bradbury

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#15 posted 900 days ago

That is one heck of a table, excellent job!

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