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Project by albachippie posted 12-21-2012 09:59 PM 1472 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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,

Garry

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl





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#1 posted 12-21-2012 10:01 PM

Beautiful table ,great job Garry

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#2 posted 12-21-2012 10:05 PM

Beautiful table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#3 posted 12-22-2012 12:32 AM

Great work, A really nice looking table.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 12-22-2012 01:00 AM

Beautiful Project

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 12-22-2012 07:41 PM

That’s a beautiful table. It looks like it could seat 8,
What are the dimensions?

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#6 posted 12-23-2012 12:29 AM

Thanks all for your comments.

Steve, it will comfortably seat eight, ten at a push. Dimensions are 2250mm long by 1080mm wide

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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#7 posted 12-23-2012 06:13 PM

Lovely table Gary, but you should have taken the washing off the radiator first mate :o) Seriously though, it really looks the part and suits the room well. Great craftsmanship too.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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albachippie

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#8 posted 12-23-2012 07:30 PM

Thanks Andy. I know, the washing really spoils the whole look of the table!! In seriousness, I do try and take into account this kind of thing when taking my photos, but would feel a bit uncomfortable moving other peoples clothes! If I use these for advertising I’ll do some Photoshoping!

How are you coping with the flooding down there? Hope you and yours are safe.

Thanks again for your input,

Garry

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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