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Quarter sawn oak hall table

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Project by Kookaburra posted 05-01-2012 10:07 PM 2514 views 8 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table is about 40’ long and 30” tall. This was my first real wood project and I am very happy with the results. Making this made me believe that I could actually build something nice enough to use!

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.





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atchison32

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#1 posted 05-01-2012 10:41 PM

Very nice!

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cwdance1

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#2 posted 05-01-2012 10:51 PM

That is a great job for a fist project.
Way to go!!!

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Martyroc

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#3 posted 05-01-2012 11:47 PM

Welcome to LJ’s that’s a great build. I like the taper on the bottom of the legs. I have one suggestion, having made several tables like this myself, you might want to round over the edges. It prevents them from getting dinged up and it leaves a nice looking edge. Just a suggestion, it did come out beautiful.

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

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tdude30

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#4 posted 05-02-2012 12:04 AM

Very nice. The oak really pops out on the top.

-- Newbie woodworker

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KnotCurser

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#5 posted 05-02-2012 12:11 AM

Fantastic job! I really can’t believe this is your first “serious” piece – really great dimensions and finish.

Looks a LOT like the one I made a few years ago – mine, BTW, was certainly not my first project. Yours looks just as good or better!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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Kookaburra

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#6 posted 05-02-2012 12:19 AM

Thank you all for the encouraging words!

Bob – it does look much like yours – but no dovetails in mine :) so you win!

Martin – thank you for the hint on the edge. I can see the danger of dings in a normal household!

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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dubsaloon

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#7 posted 05-02-2012 06:26 AM

Nice looking piece. Love OAK! Yup, gotta make me one.

-- 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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Ken90712

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#8 posted 05-02-2012 09:34 AM

Great work, very clean lines… Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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489tad

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#9 posted 05-02-2012 10:51 AM

Professional looking. Nice job.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#10 posted 05-02-2012 11:21 AM

Nice work. I’d be happy with it too. Can’t wait to see what else you come out with.

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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nomercadies

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#11 posted 05-02-2012 02:32 PM

Too good to sell. Makes you want to keep it like a family pet.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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Helkat

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#12 posted 05-02-2012 05:32 PM

very nice table. I love this style. Awesome job!

-- Nat, UPstate NY, http://www.cordlessimpactdriverhq.com/

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Kookaburra

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#13 posted 05-02-2012 05:53 PM

Oh, I am definitely keeping this one! Looking around this site, I think I will be trying many more projects since I am feeling inspired.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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Roger

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#14 posted 06-10-2012 10:19 PM

Looks like a gr8 table to me Kookaburra! Wow, that was a mouthful.. Very nicely done.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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DonnyD

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#15 posted 06-13-2012 09:24 PM

very nice love the sides what kind of joints did you use

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