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Project by gethankins posted 846 days ago 1138 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is really my first larger woodworking piece, and was made for a friend (pictured). I’m not really sure what I am supposed to post on here about the project, but here is a brief description of some of the things.

The idea behind it was to make a dining room table with a unique serving option. She wanted something to be able to host dinner parties, where wine was a big part, so you can keep these on ice right at the table.

Clean and straight lines throughout. The center part that is removable is cut out, as opposed to a separate piece added later, so that the grain lines remain consistent, and it looks like one consistent piece.

The metal underneath are steaming trays that I bought from a kitchen supplier around here – that was the most expensive part of the table actually, and were 25 each, or 50 total. The trays remove, and just side on rails of wood that I routed to give a holder for them.

It’s made out of pine, which we intentionally distressed to give it a worn feel, along with a darker stain to match. It’s is 5 boards, and biscuit joined together. The apron is biscuit joined to the top as well.

The legs are removable, as she has moved a few times in the past couple of years, and wanted it to be able to be moved without a truck if need be, so I put threaded inserts into the legs, and used carriage bolts through braces on the corners. This was, by far, the most annoying and time consuming part – lining them up proved to be very difficult for me for some reason, and the inserts didn’t seem to want to to in straight.

Anyway, there it is. Fun project, and very well received.





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 846 days ago

Like it. Like the thought. Welcome to LJ’s!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 846 days ago

Good looking table, cool design

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 846 days ago

Excellent design and nice table.

Great to have you here at LJ’s, Welcome aboard.

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

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Rick

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#4 posted 845 days ago

Very Nice Project! Thanks For posting!

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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Steve187

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#5 posted 845 days ago

Now that’s a cool table!
Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Steve (North Louisiana, near Ruston)

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dubsaloon

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#6 posted 844 days ago

Love the look of this table. Great job.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#7 posted 792 days ago

I discovered your table whilst seeking out dining table ideas for my son. This was nicely done. I ‘preciate you sharing. Welcome to LJs; good people here.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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