Mahogany Dining room Table

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Project by jfreak53 posted 06-21-2012 05:47 PM 2827 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this Mahogany dining room table for my parent’s place last year Aug. 2011. I was going to make it a bit bigger and more sturdy, but I made some bad cuts on my tapered legs and ended up needing the extra wood ha ha. Started with a 4 Inch thick Mahogany log kind of ha ha and took it down to 4 legs and still had enough wood left over for my wife’s Mahogany bench legs. It was fun getting the 3 inch chop saw to cut them legs out and the table saw also.

Finished it off with early american stain and 5 coats of poly.

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#1 posted 06-21-2012 06:22 PM

Wow! Nice work.

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#2 posted 06-21-2012 08:03 PM

Whoa, you ripped and resawed that down with a chopsaw? I’ve been doing similar work on reclaimed doug fir using my wormdrive circular saw, table saw and sometimes a little help from a reciprocating saw (down the middlle)

Makes you want a big bandsaw doesnt it? Good job making it work man. Keep it safe.

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#3 posted 06-21-2012 09:05 PM

Are the legs secure enough with only two pocket holes holding them to the apron? That looks like it could be a weak spot over enough time.

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#4 posted 06-21-2012 09:10 PM

Yeah it was fun, it was a mix of chopsaw and table saw to get the taper and chop to get down to size. I had to run through a couple time’s each side to get it since I could only get up to 3” ha ha, but it worked in the end.

Should be :), I’ve glued and screwed and those are 3” screws as well. Every joint on everything I do has glue always so I don’t think it should be a problem. At least I hope not :S ha ha

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#5 posted 06-22-2012 11:50 AM

That is really nice.

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#6 posted 06-22-2012 02:42 PM

That’s really nice! Good job. I’m getting ready to make a similar table out of Cherry. I LOVE pocket hole screws, but I’m shying away from them for the Farmers Table. I’m just worrying they’d fail…and they’ll pick Thanksgiving with a huge turkey in the center of the table with my luck! LOL. I’m starting to learn how to be mortise and tennon joints. Once i feel comfortable doing them I’ll build the table. Keep us posted on how those screws hold up…that would sure save a TON of time.

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#7 posted 06-25-2012 01:32 AM

Wow.. I love mahogany. I wish I could get some like that around here! Nice!!

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#8 posted 12-24-2012 05:05 PM

Table is still living to this day :) no problems as of yet.

@BTimmons, @Mike – Yeah I was worried about it but it’s screwed, glued and I have a 3” screw on the top holding the table top down to the legs from top down. Then of course 3 pockets screws each in the little aprons to the table top and I think 5 or 6 on the long aprons holding the table top down. I was going to put a middle support in here but just haven’t had the time.

Seems to hold though :)

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