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Project by Nickford posted 2312 days ago 711 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When my daughter moved into her first home she needed a new dining room table and chairs. I purchased chairs on the internet, but I decided to make a tavern table with a butternut top.

This was a simple glue up project with bread board ends on the table top. I decided to use mahogany dowels to peg the bread board ends and I got carried away and also pegged all of the mortise and tenon joints with square pegs in round holes, even though you cannot see them as well in the black antique finish I applied to the base. The top is stained with Minwax natural stain, and the table is finished with a brushed on spar varnish.

-- Nick





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GaryK

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#1 posted 2312 days ago

You can’t have too many pegs as far as I an concerned. Great looking job.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 2312 days ago

Nickford,

This is a nice looking table. The pegs and breadboard edging add nice details of visual interest to the table.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 2312 days ago

Looks wonderful in the dining room!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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rikkor

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#4 posted 2312 days ago

Beautiful table. I don’t see too many pegs, it looks just right.

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ND2ELK

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#5 posted 2311 days ago

Your daughter should of been pleased with her table and chairs. Beautiful job on the table!

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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