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5ft 2" diameter walnut pedestal table

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Project by MonteCristo posted 06-13-2012 02:47 AM 1521 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a pedestal table I built for the same guy who wanted the first project I posted, that monster salad bowl. I built it a few years ago and was not thinking I would ever be posting pictures of it so they are not the best.

This table is based on one I saw in Fine Woodworking a few years ago. My version has more (12 or 16 – can’t remember for sure) faces on the tapered pedestal than the 6 in FWW. It is also somewhat bigger in diameter.

The base is frame and panel, ie. the central part of the base is floating within a frame, which is like a triangle with concave curves for sides.

The top is from 2” walnut which with care came out at about 1.75 ” in the finished table.

The table is collapsible into three pieces: the top, the pedestal and the base. A truss rod runs from the bottom side of the base up thru the pedestal and into a captive nut in the underside of the top.

I managed to build this table entirely on my own. Being a 160 lb (72 kg) weakling, I was quite pleased to have managed that as the table weighs well over 100 lbs (50 kg).

The wood is American Black Walnut. The finish is tung oil with a polyurethane overcoat.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""





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Ryan Haasen

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#1 posted 06-13-2012 03:10 AM

Wow, thats a big table, how did you cut out the circle (table top)?

-- Ryan

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molan

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#2 posted 06-13-2012 03:31 AM

that’s a nice table! it must have cost a small fortune to build that out of black walnut!

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#3 posted 06-13-2012 05:03 AM

Ryan:

There’s a blind hole where the captive nut is in the underside of the top. A router was attached to a straight edge that was rotated about that hole.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#4 posted 06-13-2012 05:29 AM

Very nice work I like this design and the wood selected .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 06-13-2012 04:20 PM

Hi Jim:

Thanks Jim. I know you’ll appreciate it when I say this guy didn’t exactly overpay me for this piece. Still, I learned a bunch doing it.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#6 posted 06-14-2012 02:05 AM

Beautiful table..I was wondering – chairs to match?...I have to keep the wife from seeing this or it’s back to shop…lol…

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#7 posted 11-04-2012 02:44 AM

Beautiful table! I love working with walnut, plentiful here in Kansas

-- rad

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#8 posted 06-28-2016 02:14 PM

Dwight, this table is a real beauty.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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