Walnut Dining Room

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Project by David posted 04-18-2012 02:16 AM 1890 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These projects were custom made for a co-worker and friend. Four weeks ago we made the trip to Bennets sawmill and picked up 350 BF of beautiful walnut, some of the boards were over 15 inches wide in 5/4.The design is our version of arts and crafts including copper punched tin door panels, pyramid nails and walnut pegged joinery throughout. Construction is mortise and tenon case assembly, grooved frame and panel ends and back panel, shipped lapped solid walnut back with beaded edge at joint lines. The bench is a small version of dining table sized to fit betwen legs of table.The finish is generaly what I use on all projects, ngr dye stain, washcoat, wiping stain and three topcoats, just adjusting color of dye stain and wipe stain to achieve desired results. This finishing schedule produces good depth and clarity.

-- instagram@davidminnixwoodworking

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#1 posted 04-18-2012 04:19 AM

I’m not into the Arts & Crafts style but it’s a beautiful piece and you did an awesome job. Thanks for sharing.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#2 posted 04-18-2012 12:48 PM

You have created a beautiful looking dining room.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 04-18-2012 01:53 PM

Love the walnut! Great job!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#4 posted 04-18-2012 02:02 PM

Man you really knocked it down on these projects! This is a sweet set of dining room furnishings.

Great craftsmanship, design, and interpretation of the style and materials. You nailed it!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#5 posted 04-18-2012 02:41 PM

Very nice. Good job.

-- Life is good.

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#6 posted 04-18-2012 03:34 PM

This looks great. I love it.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 04-18-2012 04:25 PM

Great job!
I especially like the pegs and details on the dining table. The wood is beautiful, and you made it even better.
A brave decision on the copper doors turned out well.
Great job all around. I bet you were tempted to keep this one!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#8 posted 04-18-2012 11:42 PM

Beautiful projects, great craftsmanship, wow!

-- ~Julie~

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