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Project by twitch posted 623 days ago 1307 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just started woodworking this is my first project. The main thing I learned from this is I have alot to learn!

-- Twitch





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Shadoglare

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#1 posted 623 days ago

Came out very nice!
I’m in the middle of a farm table (though a little more complex design) myself as one of my first “big” projects as well. The one I’m working on has a lot of angled 2×4s, which has been quite a challenge getting cut consistently using a circular saw.

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KMT

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#2 posted 623 days ago

Looks great. What kind of wood is it?

-- - Martin

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 623 days ago

Welcome to LJs
That’s quit a big first project.It looks good. You might investigate details about wood movement and what Bread board ends are. Keep up the good work each project is a learning experience.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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BrandonR

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#4 posted 622 days ago

Nice table! Looks like a 1,000 table at world market or crate and barrel, and I am sure was fractions of the price!

How did you attach the skirt and legs to the table top, did you use pocket holes for that as well?

Nice job

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dean2336

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#5 posted 622 days ago

good lookin piece—that is quite a task for your frist project . you have the talent for sure. keep it up it’s more fun as time goes on.

-- dean2336,nebr.

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bampy

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#6 posted 622 days ago

just what Jim said WOOD MOVEMENT!!!!!!!!!!! the table looks great, listen to all the advice you get ,wanna see movement- look at my table labled shrinkage, i hope it doesnt happen to yours cause that table is a beaut.

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Ted78

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#7 posted 622 days ago

Looks very nice. If the wood is sealed well and the table is in a house where the temperature and humidity are kept pretty constant all year it might be just fine. If not it looks like it would be possible to modify the ends to allow the wood to move. What Jim and bampy are worried about is that boards get wider and skinnier as the weather changes, but don’t really get longer or shorter, so the boards could possibly rip themselves apart or buckle if they are rigidly attached. That would be real shame since it is such a nice table. My hunch though is that in a modern climate controlled house it will be just fine. If it’s in a house like mine with no AC that gets hot and sticky in the summer and a forced air furnace that sucks the air bone dry in the winter it would need to be modified.

-- Ted

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twitch

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#8 posted 622 days ago

Wow lots of comments thanks to all

The table top and skirts are made of pine and the legs are doug fir
I used pocket screws to attach the skirts to the top and legs and it was a fraction of the cost, I think this woodworking thing is great and I’m glad I found this forum.

I was shocked at the ammount of shrinkage there was after two months, hot forced air in the home.

Bampy I checked out your table and your right that shrinkage looks severe

Thanks again to all

-- Twitch

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Monte Pittman

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#9 posted 622 days ago

None of us know it all. The key is the willingness to learn. Looks like a darn nice table.

Welcome to LJ’s

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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workerinwood

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#10 posted 622 days ago

Great job!! You will learn with every project, that is what makes woodworking fun and rewarding -frustrating at times. A lot of great people on LJ’s with a lot of useful and helpful information. Welcome LJ’s and thanks for sharing.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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HorizontalMike

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#11 posted 622 days ago

Welcome to LJs! I think you found the right place for WW.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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twitch

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#12 posted 621 days ago

Thanks
Looking forward to more projects and advice

-- Twitch

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