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Kitchen Table with Breadboard Ends

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Project by David posted 12-24-2012 01:24 PM 1707 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a comission piece fom a colleague. She had two oak trees (one red oak and one black oak) that came down in a storm a couple of years ago. She had the wood milled and it’d been sitting in her garage since and wanted a kitchen table built. I used bread-board ends to give it a bit of a rustic look to match the other furniture in her house. The wood certainly has a lot of chacter with knots that i filled with epoxy, some pitting in the wood and a couple of cracks which I mended with black ebony Japanese dovetails. Also they wanted a pedestal base which was a bit of a challenge. I used sliding dovetails to attach the legs to the pedestal. I finished it with 6 coats of boiled lindseed oil followed by 4 coats of GF waterbased polyacriclic blend topcoat which i was very happy with – sealed with some pastewax. Client was very pleased with the table and gave me a 20% bonus! I too was happy with the results but need to work on the japanese dovetails. Think i’m going to use the proceeds to get an 8” jointer as my 1950’s rockwell 4” just isn’t cutting it…..

Regards,
David

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#1 posted 12-24-2012 01:40 PM

Beautiful work

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#2 posted 12-24-2012 02:00 PM

Great work!

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#3 posted 12-24-2012 06:14 PM

Unique Table great job David.

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#4 posted 12-24-2012 06:55 PM

Super nice table! I love it!

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#5 posted 07-08-2013 10:55 AM

Very nice table.A good, well-crafted wood kitchen table is a great investment for your home.There are many different wood kitchen table options to choose from, most of which have a stunning appearance that would really add to the overall look of your kitchen.

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