Dining Room Table

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Project by Nickford posted 03-26-2008 06:10 AM 1061 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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#1 posted 03-26-2008 06:12 AM

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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#2 posted 03-26-2008 11:55 AM


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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#3 posted 03-26-2008 03:42 PM

Looks wonderful in the dining room!

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

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#4 posted 03-26-2008 06:19 PM

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

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#5 posted 03-27-2008 11:18 AM

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

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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