Turnbuckle Table

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Project by canadianchips posted 05-23-2012 06:15 PM 5563 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

More tables for this week-end. I have signed up for Table spot at nearby town. I go the last saturday of every month. 6 intotal. I was inspired to make one of these tables from a friend of my wifes. She moved into new home and they bought a kitchen table with turnbuckles. (Paid a good price—-wished I had made it for them) I went to place where they bought it and asked questions. The sales lady said this was the table MOST in demand this year. Wish me luck at my market !
The second coffee table is just a basic tressel style leg. See what interest that brings.

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#1 posted 05-23-2012 06:28 PM

What is purpose of turnbuckle tables ? Do the buckles serve some purpose ? It looks like they would be trying to pull legs up to center of table ?


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#2 posted 05-23-2012 07:28 PM

The buckles are just decorative braces for the legs.

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#3 posted 05-23-2012 10:51 PM

That certainly is unique. Thanks for sharing.
I was thinking if it had a horizontal stringer at the bottom of the turnbuckles, You could crank the babies tight and make it super solid!!


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#4 posted 05-24-2012 01:09 PM

With the price on turnbuckles that big, you are going to have charge quite a bit, unless you found a bunch
real cheap at a garage sale. They do look nice and rustic though, hope they sell good.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#5 posted 05-24-2012 01:29 PM

I found the turnbuckles at “Princess Auto”, I beleive it is a store similar to Harbor Freight in the USA. The ones I used were $10.69 cdn each.

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#6 posted 05-24-2012 03:44 PM

Princess Auto must get a deal from the wholesaler on shipping. We’re getting twelve cents a pound for steel scrap. Amazing. You must share with us how the visit to the market goes.

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#7 posted 05-24-2012 04:05 PM

I don’t get it but it looks cool. I guess they’re for people who like a bit of industrial. Probably look good in one of industrial apartments.

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#9 posted 10-15-2012 04:02 AM

It’s really unique

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#10 posted 10-15-2012 01:33 PM

How did the visit to the market go?

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