|Project by Tom O'Brien||posted 05-01-2012 10:29 AM||1774 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
Amy wanted a new table for her breakfast room, so we decided on this design from one of the woodworking magazines. We signed up for a night class at MacArthur High School, and bought a bunch of rough red oak and oak plywood. We did most of the machine work at the high school shop, then brought it back to my garage for final assembly. When assembly was complete, we took it to Amy’s garage, where her husband David did the final sanding and staining. Last weekend Amy put the finish on the table, and here it is! A few things happened while all this was going on: Grandson Ben started Kindergarden, then First Grade. Grandson Christopher was born (that’s his high chair on the left). Grandpa and Grandma traveled to Africa, then to the Panama Canal, then to India. I think this table is a beauty, and I’m sure it will last a generation or two!
The breadboard ends slide out to accept 8-inch leaves, but the leaves are not shown because they’re completed but not finished.
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