|Project by albachippie||posted 153 days ago||883 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
At long last, here is the dining table I have been talking about for a year! I started a blog on the construction, but kept forgetting to take stage photos! I will try and complete it sometime with what I have.
Construction is American white Oak, edge jointed with glue only. After seeking much advice on grain direction, I went with esthetics, and let the pattern of the timber show me what to do. Once decided, I took all the dressed timber to the clients house and left it in the dining room where it was to be situated to acclimitise. I am really glad I chose to do this because the timber did move extensively. I was able to re-machine as necessary before glue up.
I had of course agreed a length with the client beforehand, and left the boards long so I could trim them to length later. But, when he saw the longer boards in his room, he decided that this was a better length! So, I trimmed a minimal amount off and fitted breadboard ends, which were not part of the original design. These are pegged, with glue at the centre only to allow for inevitable movement.
The legs are bolted through oak plates fixed to the tops. The bolt holes are elongated to again allow for mevement.
The edge detail is inkeeping with the other built in pieces I have made for this client.
Thanks for looking, and comments welcome,
-- measure twice, cut once...... most of the time! www.custombuiltjoinery.co.uk